COVID-19 – response

The health and safety of our community is our top focus. This page relays information from organizations across our community. We are sharing information so you can best protect yourself. We are preparing and sharing important verified information.

Vaccine information

The coronavirus is a common virus. However, this new strain, COVID-19, is impacting communities across the globe.

 

Tips to help prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Governor Andy Beshear has signed an Executive Order requiring face masks to be worn in public. View the Executive Order here.
  • Wash your hands often
  • If washing your hands isn't possible, utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Keep a safe social distance from others
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid others
  • When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or do so into your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes

Thank you for helping

We want to thank those who have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and other personal safety items for our healthcare professionals, police, fire, community corrections, waste management, transit drivers and others needing special protection during the fight against COVID-19. Our community has come together to support the need for PPE. Many individuals have made donations – thank you for your help.

Below are businesses who have donated to this effort in Lexington. Donated to the City and don't see your company's name? Contact ccammack@lexingtonky.gov.

  • Adcolor
  • Baumann Paper Company
  • Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Children of the Americas
  • Confucius Institute
  • Engi-Mat
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Fayette Mall
  • Hera Bio Labs
  • James E. Pepper Distillery
  • Jim Beam
  • KY Chinese American Association
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
  • Lexington Public Library
  • Lexmark
  • Logan's of Lexington
  • Lowe's
  • Lynn Imaging
  • Paris Church of Christ
  • Pickett Brass
  • Social Security Office
  • Summit BioSciences
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
  • Transylvania University
  • Wilderness Trail Distillery

Vaccines

Vaccine information for Fayette County.

As we continue the fight against COVID-19, the best tool in our toolbox has arrived ... vaccination.

Vaccines will help us reopen our economy, get back to school, attend worship services, and gather with friends and family. We are working with state and local public health officials to safely and effectively distribute vaccinations.

In the meantime, please continue to follow public health guidelines - wear a mask, keep a social distance, and continue to wash your hands repeatedly.

Vaccination roll-out in Kentucky is categorized into priority groups.

  • Group 1A – currently in process: Will be available to frontline healthcare workers, those in long term care facilities, and medical first responders.
  • Group 1B - currently in process: Will include additional first responders, those working in K-12 educational facilities, and adults age 70 and older.
  • Group 1C - currently in process: Includes anyone 60 years or older, anyone older than 16 with CDC highest risk COVID-19 conditions, and all essential workers.
  • Group 2: Includes anyone over the age of 40.
  • Group 3: Includes anyone over the age of 16.
  • Group 4: Includes children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group.

 

Additional guidelines will be confirmed once vaccinations become more readily available at the state and local levels.

You can read further details on the Kentucky Vaccine plan here.

Vaccine information and recommendations from the CDC are available here.

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In Remembrance

COVID-19 has taken the lives of many Lexington residents. They were mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends and family.

A Lexington memorial, In Remembrance, has been placed in the window of the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center (141 E. Main Street). Watch the service online.

The memorial includes a candle lit in memory of everyone we've lost. There is also an opportunity for the community to submit memories of lost loved ones via email.

Emails can be submitted to inremembrance@lexingtonky.gov. The messages will be shared to the public through social media and on the city's website

Reopening the Commonwealth’s Economy

Governor Andy Beshear has issued guidelines for different industries to reopen. These guidelines, as well as much more information, can be found on the Commonwealth's Healthy at Work webpage.

Guidelines for being healthy at work. To report non-compliance, visit here.

Governor Beshear released the benchmarks to reopening our state's economy. These are based on the guidelines released in the federal government's Opening Up America Again plan.

Important LFUCG contacts

LexCall
311 or (859) 425-2255
Submit a service request

Emergency
911

Police – non-emergency
(859) 258-3600

Fire – non-emergency
(859) 231-5600