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Bowling Green, KY – June 2, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,634 positive cases of COVID-19 in the District (915 have recovered).
  • Warren County cumulatively has had 1,063 positive cases of COVID-19 (652 of which have recovered).
  • 19 new cases today.
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – June 1, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,600 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (873 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 1,044 positive cases of COVID-19 (627 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 29, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,544 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (793 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 (574 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 28, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,523 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (680 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 989 positive cases of COVID-19 (490 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 27, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,488 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (631 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 963 positive cases of COVID-19 (455 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 26, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,464 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (603 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 950 positive cases of COVID-19 (430 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 22, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,399 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (509 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 917 positive cases of COVID-19 (363 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,356 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (478 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 879 positive cases of COVID-19 (340 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 19, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,260 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (464 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 818 positive cases of COVID-19 (330 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 18, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,219 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (437 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 785 positive cases of COVID-19 (305 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,116 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (395 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 701 positive cases of COVID-19 (276 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,071 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (375 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 677 positive cases of COVID-19 (261 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 13, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 1,021 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (334 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 631 positive cases of COVID-19 (236 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 12, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 978 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (285 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 596 positive cases of COVID-19 (195 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 11, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 925 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (285 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 577 positive cases of COVID-19 (195 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 764 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (210 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 492 positive cases of COVID-19 (131 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • The BG/WC Coronavirus Workgroup will work to post more FAQs each week.

Bowling Green, KY – May 6, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 724 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (184 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 470 positive cases of COVID-19 (111 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • The BG/WC Coronavirus Workgroup will work to post more FAQs each week.

Bowling Green, KY – May 5, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 658 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (153 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 426 positive cases of COVID-19 (85 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • Additional testing sites in will be posted this week including the International Center, Parker Bennett Elementary and SKYCTC.

Bowling Green, KY – May 4, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 640 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (134 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 419 positive cases of COVID-19 (72 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • Additional testing sites in will be posted this week including the International Center, Parker Bennett Elementary and SKYCTC.

Bowling Green, KY – May 1, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 553 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (118 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 352 positive cases of COVID-19 (59 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • More information about the May 11, Phase II re-opening will be announced as it is available.

Bowling Green, KY – April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 529 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (118 of which have recovered).
  • Warren County currently has 335 positive cases of COVID-19 (59 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department is in charge of tracing all positive cases in our area. Their COVID-19 Information Hotline is 270-781-8039.
  • More information about the May 11, Phase II re-opening will be announced as it is available.

Bowling Green, KY – April 29, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 500 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (109 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup encourages folks to seek healthcare services when you need them. Please don’t delay.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup encourages everyone to wear a mask effective immediately if out in public.
  • See the 10 rules for re-opening WHEN businesses are given the green light.

Bowling Green, KY – April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 448 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (93 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup encourages folks to seek healthcare services when you need them. Please don’t delay.
  • Governor Beshear is recommending all Kentuckians wear a face mask when out in public starting May 11.
  • The Barren River Health Department local COVID-19 Information Hotline can be reached at – 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – April 27, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 404 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (93 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky/Kroger Testing will be available Tuesday April 28 – Thursday April 30 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in Bowling Green @ South Warren High School, 8140 Nashville Rd. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, please register at https://www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing. Registration information for the expanded schedule will be announced soon.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup wants to remind the public to please seek care for medical necessities, injuries & infections. It is SAFE to seek care in an emergency room or to be an inpatient in a hospital if you have cause.
  • Today, April 27, non-urgent/emergent healthcare services, diagnostic radiology and lab services in outpatient settings, clinics, medical offices, physical therapy & chiropractic offices, optometrists & dental offices. Please wear a mask to appointments.
  • The Barren River Health Department local COVID-19 Information Hotline can be reached at – 270-781-8039.
  • Please continue to practice social distancing at all times when possible and stay healthy at home unless you need to be out in public.

Bowling Green, KY – April 24, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 344 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (78 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Information Hotline – 270-781-8039.
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky/Kroger Testing will be available Tuesday April 28 – Thursday April 30 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in Bowling Green @ South Warren High School, 8140 Nashville Rd. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, please register at https://www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup wants to remind the public to please seek care for medical necessities, injuries & infections. It is SAFE to seek care in an emergency room or to be an inpatient in a hospital if you have cause. COVID-19 patients are separated from all other patients.
  • Please note that per the Governor, on April 27, Phase I Healthcare Service re-opening will begin. Non-urgent/emergent healthcare services, diagnostic radiology and lab services in outpatient settings, clinics, medical offices, physical therapy, chiropractic offices, optometrists and dental offices will resume.

Bowling Green, KY – April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 307 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (64 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Information Hotline – 270-781-8039.
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky/Kroger Testing will be available Tuesday April 28 – Thursday April 30 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in Bowling Green @ South Warren High School, 8140 Nashville Rd. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, please register at https://www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing.

Bowling Green, KY – April 22, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 276 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (59 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • The Barren River Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Information Hotline – 270-781-8039.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup wants to remind the public to please seek care for medical necessities, injuries & infections. It is SAFE to seek care in an emergency room or be an inpatient in a hospital if you have cause. COVID-19 patients are separated from all other patients.

Bowling Green, KY – April 21, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 248 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (58 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Bowling Green Independent Schools & Warren County Public Schools have canceled in-person classes for the remainder of the year.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup wants to remind the public to please seek care for medical necessities, injuries & infections. It is SAFE to seek care in an emergency room or be an inpatient in a hospital if you have cause. COVID-19 patients are separated from all other patients.

Bowling Green, KY – April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 216 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (53 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Visit shorturl.at/ft045 for a state-wide COVID-19 Dashboard.
  • The BGWC Coronavirus Workgroup wants to remind the public to please seek care for medical necessities, injuries & infections. It is SAFE to seek care in an emergency room or be an inpatient in a hospital, if you have cause. COVID-19 patients are separated from the all other patients.

Bowling Green, KY – April 17, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 184 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (38 of which have recovered)
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – April 16, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 162 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (36 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • As you are aware federal & state officials around the country are reviewing options to safely reopen our economy. Your BGWC Coronvavirus Workgroup is working towards that as well. Our top priority is the health, safety & wellbeing of the communities we jointly serve. We will collaborate with federal and state officials to bring our economy back from this COVID-19 pandemic.

Bowling Green, KY – April 15, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 154 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (31 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Donors are currently needed for the COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org/plasma4covid for more information.
  • Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhFKKE7sNng for a video from Dr. Shadowen regarding COVID-19.

Bowling Green, KY – April 14, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 136 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (31 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • For a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or go to cdc.gov and click on the Coronavirus link and scroll to self-checker.

Bowling Green, KY – April 13, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 128 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (31 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • For a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or go to cdc.gov and click on the Coronavirus link and scroll to self-checker.

Bowling Green, KY – April 10, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

Bowling Green, KY – April 9, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 75 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (20 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Per the Governor’s orders, only one adult per household may shop for essential items at open stores.

Bowling Green, KY – April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 68 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (17 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • As warmer weather approaches, we must remember to practice social distancing at all times in order to slow the spread of the virus. Please avoid stores and crowds if at all possible.

Bowling Green, KY – April 7, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 61 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (14 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • With Easter Sunday approaching on April 12, the Coronavirus Workgroup maintains that social distancing is the best practice. If social distancing is not possible, please wear a cloth face covering as recommended by the CDC. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html for cloth face covering details.

Bowling Green, KY – April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 52 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (14 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • The CDC is recommending the use of cloth face coverings to the public when social distancing is not an option (i.e. grocery store etc. This is NOT the same as a medical face mask. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html for cloth face covering details.

Bowling Green, KY – April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 42 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (6 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Living Hope Baptist Church has a crisis phone line available to first responders as well as the community at large for those dealing with isolation/depression/etc @ 270-779-1960.

Bowling Green, KY – April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 40 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (6 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Bowling Green, KY – April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 39 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (6 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • According to governor.ky.gov/covid19, all out of state travel is restricted with the exception of groceries, care for loved ones, health care travel and travel required by court order.

Bowling Green, KY – March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 32 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District (6 of which have recovered).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Local business can visit https://www.bgchambercovid.com/ for local business, health and education information.

Bowling Green, KY – March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 29 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District.
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.

Bowling Green, KY – March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 20 cases of COVID-19 (12- Warren, 6-Simpson, 2-Logan).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • City and County parks both remain closed.

Bowling Green, KY – March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 15 cases of COVID-19 (10- Warren, 4-Simpson, 1-Logan).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • There have been 3,300 tests conducted in the state of KY with 198 positive results.
  • Bowling Green Independent School District will still deliver meals to students next week during their spring break (3/30-4/3).

Bowling Green, KY – March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 14 cases of COVID-19 (9- Warren, 4-Simpson, 1-Logan).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Barren River District Health Department has established a local COVID-19 Hotline @ 270-781-8039.
  • Increased Law Enforcement rounds/visibility has started on hospital campuses.
  • Southern KY Community & Technical College will complete the 2020 spring semester via online classroom instruction.

Bowling Green, KY – March 24, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

FACTS

  • Barren River District Health Department is investigating 10 cases of COVID-19 (6- Warren, 3-Simpson, 1-Logan).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8 am, Medical Center Urgentcare will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    until further notice.
  • Med Center Health has increased their critical care bed capacity by designating their D Tower to specifically care for
    COVID-19 patients.

Bowling Green, KY – March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

FACTS

  • To date, we have five (5) positive cases of COVID-19 locally (please note that this number can change minute by minute).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • American Red Cross is hosting a community blood drive on Friday, March 27 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Medical Center-WKU Health Science Complex.
  • Local testing is based on CDC guidelines.

Bowling Green, KY – March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 all Parks and Recreation Golf Courses and Parks will be closed until further notice. This closure will be in conjunction with Warren County Parks and Recreation.

Bowling Green, KY – March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Update

FACTS

  • To date, we have three (3) positive cases of COVID-19 locally (please note that this number can change minute by minute).
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Warren County Emergency Management is working with officials in Frankfort to explore the future establishment of a community testing site.

Bowling Green, KY – March 19, 2020

**IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE**

We at the City of Bowling Green are working hard to continue our day to day operations and to provide daily information related to the Coronavirus through our work with the #BGWCCoronavirusWorkgroup.

Please note that information regarding the Coronavirus, positive cases, and local businesses or agencies are changing minute by minute. We will work hard to update with new information as soon as we have independently confirmed it. We are working to be as transparent as possible. Please read comments and updates to our posts. We will change our numbers and information as necessary.

We will not be distributing the names of any person who tests positive for the Coronavirus. The Barren River Health Department is working diligently to contact anyone who has had contact with those who test positive.

Please have patience with us and the other agencies in the #BGWCCoronavirusWorkgroup during this unique time in our lives. We’re all in this together.

Bowling Green, KY – March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, we have one (1) positive case of COVID-19 in Warren County.
  • The Barren River District Health Department is currently working with the Kentucky Department of Public Health in order to conduct a case investigation to determine people who may have been in contact with the COVID-19 positive patient. These individuals will be contacted by the health department.
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Dial 2-1-1 if you have a health/human resource need associated with COVID-19; a trained call specialist will direct you to available services in our community.
  • Bowling Green Independent School District and Warren County Public School offices will be closed to the public immediately.
  • Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital has suspended most all visitations to their facility.
  • Med Center Health Urgentcare, located at 291 New Towne Drive, is set up with a process to test for COVID-19 as recommended by a physician.

Bowling Green, KY – March 18, 2020

UPDATE

5:30 pm UPDATE. Per the Governor’s press conference, we now have one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Warren County.

Bowling Green, KY – March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • Effective tomorrow, March 19, the City of Bowling Green will remain open via email and phone communications but will close to the public.
  • Visit the Community Education website at https://www.commed.us/ for information relating to childcare for k-8 for health care employees.
  • Effective tomorrow, March 19, Warren County Government, while staffed and open for service via email and phone communication, public access to all office buildings, including the Courthouse, will be accessible only to County staff.
  • All outpatient services at Rivendell Behavioral Health are being conducted via telehealth services.
  • Emergency room visits for those seeking COVID-19 testing should be limited to people sick enough to require emergency care, unless you have been evaluated and referred by your healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing.

Bowling Green, KY – March 17, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • All daycare facilities will close by Friday, March 20.
  • Effective tomorrow, March 18, both Greenview Regional Hospital & Med Center Health will limit visitors to their hospitals.
  • Warren County Government and the City of Bowling Green signed a joint Declaration of a Local State of Emergency on Monday, March 16.
  • The Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lobby is closed to the public but employees can still be reached by phone at 270-782-0800 or by email at [email protected].
  • Warren County Government will be closed to the public effective immediately. If you require face to face services you can make an appointment by calling the department directly.
  • Southern Kentucky Community Technical College is closing all in-person campus activities effective today. Minimal computer lab services will be open by appointment only.

Bowling Green, KY – March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • As each of us is aware, local restaurants and bar will close today at 5:00 PM. Some will offer curb service/drive through.
  • Today, Bowling Green Independent School District and Warren County Schools started delivery of breakfast and lunch to students in need. Please refer to the school website for more information.
  • When searching social media for the latest local coronavirus information use the hashtag #BGWCCoronavirusWorkgroup
  • The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed to the public until further notice. They still remain open for phone calls and email.
  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, Parks & Recreation Fitness Facility will be closed until further notice. Staff will still be present at FO Moxley Center, located at 225 East Third Ave in order to respond to phone calls and email, but the building will be closed to the public.

Bowling Green, KY – March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • As each of us is aware public schools have now been cancelled; please avoid crowds and practice social distancing. Use social media to connect with family and friends.
  • Local performing arts centers, SKYPAC and Capital Arts have canceled performances until April 10.
  • Visitation continues to be limited in all long-term care facilities in accordance with Governor Beshear’s announcement.
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College will cancel classes March 16 and 17. Courses will resume online classes (distance education) March 18 – April 5th.
  • When searching social media for the latest local coronavirus information use the hashtag #BGWCCoronavirusWorkgroup

Bowling Green, KY – March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • For questions and the latest updates, please use Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline @ 1-800-722-5725 and visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
  • We encourage our community to continue to practice social distancing and please stay at home if you are sick. Additionally, it is wise to avoid visiting those who are ill unless absolutely necessary, whether at home or in any healthcare facility.

Bowling Green, KY – March 11, 2020

Coronavirus Workgroup Daily Update

FACTS

  • To date, all patients screened and tested locally for COVID-19 are negative
  • Local hospitals request that community members voluntarily restrict visitation to admitted patients. Those who do not feel well, have fever or are coughing should not visit.
  • Warren County Regional Jail is launching video visitation/inmate kiosk system in partnership with Securus on Thursday, March 19
  • WKU student spring break extended through Sunday, March 22nd. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, WKU will transition face-to-face classroom delivery to an alternative delivery format through Sunday, April 5

CORONAVIRUS WORKGROUP

Bowling Green, KY – On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, multiple agencies met and formed the Coronavirus Workgroup in order to inform citizens and potentially make county-wide decisions regarding the Coronavirus.

This group includes members from

  • Barren River District Health Department
  • The City of Bowling Green
  • Warren County Government
  • Med Center Health
  • Greenview Regional Hospital
  • Graves Gilbert Clinic
  • Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, MD; Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Specialist
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Southern Kentucky Community Technical College
  • Warren County School District
  • Bowling Green Independent School District
  • Warren County Emergency Management

This Workgroup will communicate daily to discuss information relating to the Coronavirus. It is the goal of the Workgroup to disseminate information to the public each afternoon via https://www.facebook.com/citybgky/, https://twitter.com/CityofBGKY and https://www.instagram.com/cityofbgky/. The information posted daily will serve as direct communication to both the media and to the public.

Additional press releases, press conferences and information may come from any of the individual entities as needed.