The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department provides updated numbers of COVID-19 cases in Fayette County. To help reduce the spread of the virus, social distancing is recommended. At this time, most public events have been cancelled or postponed. Social distancing helps slow down the instances of spread among the community and helps prevent overwhelming the resources of our health care system.

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State of emergency

Mayor's Declaration of State of Emergency

At the urging of Governor Andy Beshear, Mayor Linda Gorton declared a state of emergency, which gains the City access to additional resources if needed. In addition, the Mayor activated the Emergency Operations Center.

At this time, everyone is encouraged to take precautions. Wash your hands, stay home, avoid contact with sick people and avoid public gatherings.

People over the age of 60 who have underlying conditions, including those under the age of 60 with underlying conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and liver disease should avoid public gatherings. Nursing homes, long term care facilities, and assisted living facilities should restrict visitation. Per Governor Beshear’s recommendations, avoid flying and cruises if you are over the age of 60.

The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has updated their Infectious Disease Homeless System Response Plan.

Additionally, the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has developed a meal service schedule.

Lexington's homeless service system has been working to prepare their staff and facilities, as well as individuals and families who access services. Overnight shelters and day centers are in desperate need of thermometers, personal hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. Anyone who would like to donate can drop their donations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, located at 101 East Vine Street.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has data and prevention recommendations.

The Federal Government is also providing many information and support regarding COVID-19.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has virus updates and reports daily on the number of people who are tested and the results of those tests. There have been several steps taken to reduce the spread of the virus. If you want to see if your business is in compliance with these orders, or if you need to report a compliance issue, you can find information on the KY Safer webpage. The Kentucky webpage is also available in Spanish.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has great resources on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

To help answer the community’s questions about COVID-19, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is operating a call center for members of the public. Questions can be made by calling (859) 899-2222 or emailing

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has ordered cancelation and postponement of some civil and criminal dockets.

Find details on services available through they Fayette County Clerk here.