Boyle County Judge Executive Howard P. Hunt III would like all Boyle County residents, County employees and visitors to Boyle County to have access to the following information in prudent prevention procedures during a time of cautionary practices associated with preventing infection of the COVID-19 virus.
The links below are a good starting point for information.
Boyle County COVID-19 Hotline: (859) 936-6865
CDC – Face Mask Wearing and How to Make
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Cloth Face Cover FAQ
Dealing With Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips
Congressman Brett Guthrie’s Links:
Congressman Guthrie Business Resources
Congressman Guthie’s COVID-19 Updates
Congressman Brett Guthrie’s Coronavirus Resource Page
Senator Mitch McConnell’s Links:
Senator McConnell’s Coronavirus Response Portal
Paycheck Protection Program:
US Senate Paycheck Protection Program (pdf)
Paycheck Protection Program Overview (pdf)
Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application (fillable pdf)
Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information Fact Sheet (pdf)
Paycheck Protection Program Lender Information Fact Sheet (pdf)
Judge Executive Howard P. Hunt III Links:
Be Prepared Not Scared
Absentee Ballot Information
Boyle County Clerk COVID-19 Virus Procedures
Tax Filing and Dues Dates Changed
Trash Pickup Updates
Department of Parks and Recreation
Property Tax Deadline Extended
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership – Need Help?
Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Links:
Boyle County News Conference – March 17, 2020
Steps to Prevent Illness
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVlD-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Clean your hands often.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take Steps to Protect Others
Cover coughs and sneezes
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and Disinfect
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches,
countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
• Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
• Alcohol solutions.
Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
• Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (Click Here for the list) are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
• The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has compiled a list of products that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This product list is not exhaustive but can be used by business owners, health professionals, and the public to identify products suitable for use during the COVID-19. Click Here for the List