Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or been
in contact with someone who has?

The Barren River District Health Department’s disease investigation team is working diligently in order to keep up with the growing COVID-19 cases in our district. The Barren River District, along with other parts of KY and the United States, is currently experiencing an increase in positive cases and we ask for the cooperation of our communities in order to help control the spread of the virus.

We are asking you to take personal responsibility and do the following if you test positive:

  • Stay home (except to get medical care) and don’t invite others inside your home.

  • Have members of your household stay home.

  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 two days before the person feels sick or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.


Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html for the definition of a close contact.

Contacts to a positive case should do the following:

  • Stay home (except to get medical care) and do not invite others inside your home.

  • If you become sick get tested. When seeking medical care, inform the provider you have been exposed to COVID-19.

  • Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

By working together, we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives by each doing our part.

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