COVID-19 General Information

COVID-19 Isolation Guidance Update 1/5/2022

Purchase District Health Department Isolation Guidance Update 1/5/2022 

 

Isolation guidance is expected to be further updated by Kentucky Department of Public Health within the next few days.

The new guidance that the CDC released does not apply to all situations and settings. Please see below for the most current guidance.

 

KDPH has revised the guidance for isolation and quarantine for the general public in response to the changes presented by CDC last week allowing for shortened isolation and quarantine under certain circumstances.  This guidance for shortened isolation or quarantine should not apply to high risk or congregate settings, K-12 schools, or childcare settings.

  • Healthcare facilities (including long term care) should follow the healthcare personnel guidance for isolation and quarantine (updated 12/23/2021).
  • Current KDPH guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Childhood Education remain unchanged and schools/childcare centers should continue to follow this guidance; KDPH is anticipating changes to the CDC school guidance so it is unlikely that revised statewide guidance will be released until those changes can be reviewed.
    • Universal use of masks and physical distancing are still recommended
    • 10 days of isolation for individuals who test positive is still recommended
    • Test-to-stay remains an option for K-12 students who are exposed and asymptomatic
  • Institutes of higher education may follow the guidance for the general public.
COVID-19 Exposure/Tested Positive Guidance

You have been exposed to COVID-19: QUARANTINE PACKET REV 01042022

You have tested positive to COVID-19: Isolation Packet 01042022

CDC’s Tips on what to do if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html 

COVID-19 Patient Guidance

COVID-19 Vaccination Press Releases

Purchase District Health Department Vaccine Update 11/09/2021 (Pfizer)

Purchase District Health Department will begin to administer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines at all PDHD clinics on 11/15/2021. Pfizer vaccines are by appointment only. We are accepting calls to schedule an appointment beginning on 11/10/2021. This includes initial vaccinations, boosters, adolescent, and pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines. Pfizer has been approved for use in 5-11 year olds. A parent or legal guardian must be present for anyone under 18 years old. Please be patient as call volumes will be high.

PDHD clinics are appointment only for all COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J):

Ballard: Please call: 270) 665-5432.

Carlisle: Please call: (270) 628-5431.

Fulton: Please call: (270) 472-1982.

Hickman: Please call: (270) 653-6110.

McCracken: Please call: (270) 444-9625. Pfizer is ONLY administered in the clinic. It is not available by drive-thru.

 

PDHD DRIVE-THRU (Testing, Moderna, and J&J):

Moderna and J&J are available through drive-thru, please see “SCHEDULE OF PCR TESTING, J&J and MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINATION LOCATIONS PDHD/McCracken” for dates and times. No appointment is needed.

 

Other sites that will administer the Pfizer vaccine for children:

Below are sites that will begin administering Pfizer for pediatrics within the next week. Seek more information directly from these sites by phone or by visiting their websites. As more sites become available we will list them on www.purchasehealth.org.

Graves County: Graves County Health Center

McCracken County:

  • Purchase District Health Department
  • Walgreens Store #06429 (Lone Oak Road)

 

 

 

Purchase District Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update 10/28/2021

Beginning November 1st all Purchase District Health Department Health Centers will start administering J&J and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters. You must be 18 years or older. Vaccinations are no cost to you with insurance or through a state program for the uninsured.

J&J Booster Eligibility:

  • Two months after initial immunization
  • Ages 18 and up
  • It is recommended that you receive the same vaccine as you did initially, but mix and match is allowed.

Moderna Booster Eligibility:

  • Booster should be at least six months after full vaccination
  • Ages 65+
  • Ages 18-64 with underlying health conditions or at high risk for occupational or institutional exposure.
  • It is recommended that you receive the same vaccine as you did initially, but mix and match is allowed.

Moderna Third Vaccine for Immunocompromised Eligibility:

  • Third shot should be at least 28 days after full vaccination.
  • Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • Received an organ transplant and am taking medicine to suppress my immune system;
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or am taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome);
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection;
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress my immune response.

Below is a listing of PDHD health center (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken) hours and instructions to receive a Moderna or J&J vaccine:

  • Ballard: Appointment only. Please call 270) 665-5432.
  • Carlisle: Appointment only. Please call (270) 628-5431.
  • Fulton: Appointment preferred. Fulton City Location Only: Mon-Th 7:30a-4:30p. Please call: (270) 472-1982. Staff will come to your vehicle to administer if you are handicap. Please inform staff when calling.
  • Hickman: Appointment only. Call: (270) 653-6110. On November 9th ONLY, vaccine will be available through drive up on location, no appointment needed.
  • McCracken: Schedule will vary. Please visit purchasehealth.org for most up to date schedule. Expect wait times. When vaccines are administered at Drive Up: No appointment needed. Please drive up to the tent in the parking lot behind the health department at 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003. When vaccines are administered in clinic, appointment preferred. Call: (270) 444-9625.

 

If you do not have an appointment, wait times are expected. Please be patient.

Phone call volume is expected to be high. Please be patient.

 

FREE COVID-19 Testing

FREE COVID-19 Testing is still available at the Purchase District Health Department. Schedule will vary. Please visit www.purchasehealth.org for most up to date schedule. Testing is drive-up, no appointment needed. Ages 12 and up ONLY. This service is free to you. Go directly to the Drive-Up tent.  If you are tested you will receive a call with your results. Please do not call or come into the clinic for test results. We will call you once we receive your test results.

PDHD Drive Up location is 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003 in the back parking lot at the tent when scheduled at this location.  Testing is only available by drive up on scheduled days. Do not enter PDHD clinics for test or test results.

 

 

To find other Vaccine Providers please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine

COVID-19 Testing Calendar

Other Testing Site Information

Current Counts of COVID-19 in Kentucky and the Purchase District:

As of 3:15 pm, May 19th, 2022.

 

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Our Counties

Incidence (positive COVID-19) Press Releases

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