DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Representatives from multiple Daviess County agencies gave an update on COVID-19 Thursday.
Dr. Francis DuFrayne with Owensboro Health says they are testing anyone coming in for a procedure three days before the procedure is scheduled. If the test comes back negative, things will proceed as normal. If it is positive, the person will get a phone call with instructions. Not everyone coming into the ER will be tested.
DuFrayne says if someone has to go to the hospital, they’ll register you over the phone and people will wait in their cars. The person will then be called in for their appointment.
Officials say 934 people were tested over three days at the testing site at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Testing continues next week through the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD). All of those spots are filled, according to the department. GRDHD says testing will continue after next week, and more details will be coming soon.
The health department is in need of more contact tracers and say that is something they’re working on.
Owensboro City Manager Nate Pagan reminded the community of relief programs available.
Owensboro Parks & Recreation announced earlier Thursday that the Complex at Jack C. Fisher Park, Edge Ice Center, Dugan Best Recreation Center, Combest and Cravens Pools, all Sprayparks, and the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Center will remain closed until the reopening model allows such locations to open.
In addition, no shelter or facility rentals, tournaments, scrambles, birthday parties, leagues, lessons or programs scheduled prior to June 21 will occur. For any league or program that required registration such as ice skating lessons or softball leagues, expect an email or phone call regarding rescheduling plans or fee refunds. We are hoping to take registration for fall softball, tball, and kickball leagues that would begin in August should Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Governor Beshear also stated Summer Camps cannot occur in Phase One, and unless data changes will not occur in Phase Two either. Until the Governor’s model allows, Summer Day Camps at the Edge Ice Center or Parks Admin Center will not operate. We do not anticipate that will be on our standard summer schedule, or prior to July.
Outdoor park amenities remain closed until further notice.
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