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Latest Updates

October 20, 2020

COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Sarah Moyer, Ben Goldman, and Donald Davis

October 13, 2020

COVID-19 briefing with Mayor Fischer, Dr. Sarah Moyer, & Dr. Sonia Compton 

October 6, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer, Dr. Sarah Moyer, & Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Bill Altman

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer

August 25, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Bill Altman

August 20, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 18, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 13, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

August 5, 2020

August Board of Health Meeting

August 4, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer, Dr. Karimi, & Dr. Sarah Moyer

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer on Equity

July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer, University of Louisville & Dr. Sarah Moyer

 

July 21, 2020

Louisville officials report COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Mayor extends state of emergency order

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 21, 2020) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he is extending his State of Emergency order through August 31 because of a continued surge in COVID-19 case counts. Learn more…

 
COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

 

July 16, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

Louisville officials launch new COVID-19 data dashboard

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 16, 2020) – During today’s weekly COVID-19 briefing to the community, Mayor Greg Fischer, Dr. Sarah Moyer and Grace Simrall, the city’s Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, emphasized that COVID-19 cases are significantly rising in Louisville and launched a new public data dashboard to showcase key metrics the city is using to drive COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more…

 

Check out our new COVID-19 Dashboard

Want to know the current status of COVID19 in Louisville? Check out the new data dashboard Mayor Fischer announced today.

 

Image description: Thumbnail image of Louisville's COVID-19 data dashboard which shows the number of confirmed COVID cases, deaths, and positivity rate for each week

 

July 9, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

July 2, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Briefing with Mayor Fischer & Dr. Sarah Moyer

July 1, 2020

July Board of Health Meeting

June 24, 2020

Mayor Fischer’s COVID Briefing

June 18, 2020

Dr. Moyer Urges Caution as Louisville Reopens

COVID-19 Cases are in Every Zip Code

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 18, 2020) – Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s Chief Health Strategist, is urging people to “take it slow” as the city reopens and eases COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Learn more…

 

Dr Sarah Moyer’s Weekly Briefing

Image description: daily COVID-19 numbers include; 3,281 CONFIRMED CASES, 196 DECEASED, 2,580 RECOVERED Image description: Jefferson County map showing the number of COVID cases by zip code Image description: data visualization of epidemiology curve that shows the number of COVID-19 cases per week and the hospitalization status of those who have contracted COVID.
Image description: Race and Ethnicity Data of those who have contracted COVID-19 Image description: Pie graphs showing the demographic characteristics of new employees that were hired to become contact tracers

 

Data from the briefing can be found here.

 

June 11, 2020

Expanded contact tracing to begin tomorrow

Lacuna Health, the Louisville-based company hired to conduct COVID-19 contract tracing services with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), will begin its work tomorrow. LEARN MORE.

Dr Sarah Moyer’s Weekly Briefing

June 8, 2020

Close to nine hundred tested for COVID-19 over the weekend

Nearly 900 individuals who have taken part in demonstrations and large gatherins in Louisville over the past two weeks were tested for COVID-19 over the weekend. LEARN MORE.

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Fischer today announced a new COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests over the Breonna Taylor tragedy. LEARN MORE. 

 

June 4, 2020

Public Health and Wellness Extends Lifeguard and Food Manager Certifications Due to COVID-19

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced it is extending current Lifeguard and Food Manager certifications due to the COVID-19. pandemic. LEARN MORE.

 

June 3, 2020

Public Health director urges demonstrators to get tested for COVID-19

Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s chief health strategist, is encouraging those participating in recent demonstrations to get tested for COVID-19, to wear facemasks and to practice other strategies to protect themselves during future demonstrations. LEARN MORE.

Board of Health Updates on Louisville's efforts to combat COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Facebook Live Q&A: Build Back Better, Together

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

May 27, 2020

Mayor Fischer launches steering committee, leadership teams to Build Back Better, Together

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced next steps in his Build Back Better, Together initiative as the city works to ensure a “robust, equitable and resilient recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, including creation of a steering committee and focus area teams in seven key categories. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 26, 2020

Mayor Fischer says city is working to combat ‘unacceptable disparities’ in COVID-19 impacts on African Americans

Mayor Greg Fischer today reiterated his commitment to improving the health of all Louisvillians, an issue that has been thrust into the forefront by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor discussed the problem and talked about the many things Louisville Metro Government is doing about it during a tele town hall this morning with key members of his administration who have been working to correct the social, racial, economic, and health inequities in Louisville. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 23, 2020

Mayor's Facebook Live Q&A: The Doctor Is In

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

May 22, 2020

Mayor Fischer names Lacuna Health to be Louisville’s COVID-19 contact tracing contractor

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Lacuna Health has been awarded the contract to conduct contact tracing as part of the city’s effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In order for Louisville to safely reopen its economy, there must be a robust system for case investigations and contact tracing – identifying those who have tested positive for the virus, tracing those they may have exposed, and working to ensure all are appropriately quarantined or isolated, to minimize the risk of spreading it any further. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 


May 21, 2020

Mayor Fischer hosts tele town hall about challenges facing local restaurants reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mayor Greg Fischer talked with members of Louisville’s restaurant scene today about the issues they are facing as authorities begin lifting restrictions placed on their establishments during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of his Healthy At Work economic reopening strategy, Gov. Andy Beshear has given Kentucky restaurants permission to reopen their dining rooms on Friday at 33 percent capacity and with a bevy of strict health and safety measures. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 20, 2020

As the community begins to reopen, Mayor Fischer boosts the city’s COVID-19 testing and tracing capabilities

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined steps he is taking to significantly boost the city’s COVID-19 testing and tracing capabilities, as the city and state move ahead on a gradual reopening of the economy. Those steps include expanding COVID-19 testing, initiating a broad contact-tracing system, and increasing Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) staff, including two executive consultants to oversee testing and tracing. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 19, 2020

Mayor Fischer talks about need for mental health awareness during today’s tele town hall

Mayor Greg Fischer today discussed mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a tele town hall featuring experts from the mental health community. May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

May 18, 2020

Mayor Fischer urges Louisville businesses to take a cautious approach to reopening as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on more public activities as the city takes a gradual approach to reopening the economy. On Wednesday, funeral homes will be allowed to reopen, in addition to retail shops. Louisville Metro Government has begun to reopen some of its buildings to the public, and activities such as in-person fire inspections and hands-on fire training are resuming. Requirements for Metro Government employees returning to work today include mandatory face coverings, temperature checks, and daily health-monitoring questionnaires. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 16, 2020

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 15, 2020

Mayor Fischer announces next phase of Reskilling Initiative to provide free online tech training during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a second phase of free online tech training to help Louisvillians prepare for in-demand jobs. In April, the Mayor announced the COVID-19 Reskilling Initiative, which offered free online tech training courses through the Future of Work initiative. Over the past three weeks, more than 4,000 people responded by going to www.futurelou.com to get connected to free, online, self-paced resources. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 14, 2020

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 13, 2020

Mayor Fischer thanks city’s frontline workers for their commitment, warns of deep cuts without federal help

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on all Louisvillians to thank frontline city workers for their commitment to keeping the city safe and functioning amid the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. LEARN MORE. 

See Gov. Beshear's daily briefing here. 

 

May 12, 2020

Louisville Metro temporarily relaxing outdoor seating regulations for restaurants

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new efforts to ease restrictions on outdoor seating for restaurants following concerns from the industry about how limited indoor seating capacity will affect local restaurants. LEARN MORE.

Mayor Fischer, economic and business leaders, discuss Healthy at Work as economy prepares to re-open

Mayor Greg Fischer today hosted a tele town hall focused on the challenges facing local businesses as they begin reopening amidst the COVID-19 crisis. He was joined by Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief of Louisville Forward; Connie Mendel from the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness; Mark Mattingly from Koch Filter; and Jack Mathis from Work the Metal. LEARN MORE. 

​See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

​May 11, 2020

Mayor Fischer urges Louisville businesses to take all necessary health and safety precautions before reopening

Mayor Greg Fischer today stressed the need for a sensible and safe approach to reopening the economy amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that is still ongoing. Governor Andy Beshear’s Healthy at Work plan is allowing businesses to reopen in phases – beginning last week with non-emergency healthcare providers – and has laid out a strict series of steps they must take to protect customers and employees from COVID-19. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 9, 2020

Facebook Live Q&A: The Doctor Is In

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 8, 2020

Mayor Fischer says Louisville economy will open gradually and carefully as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on Louisville businesses to be cautious and thoughtful as they move to begin gradually reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, as part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s Healthy at Work plan. LEARN MORE.


See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

 

May 7, 2020

Mayor Fischer stresses the need to protect Louisville’s senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today gave an update on the massive effort to protect Louisville’s senior citizens – especially those living in long-term care facilities – from the COVID-19 virus. Although the disease has stricken and killed people from all age groups, it is especially deadly for people over age 60. Keeping coronavirus out of long-term care facilities has been a top priority for state and local officials, the Mayor said. LEARN MORE. 

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 6, 2020

Mayor Fischer says he won’t rush to reopen as neighboring states begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Greg Fischer today continued his call for a measured, science-based approach to reopening the Louisville economy amidst a rush in neighboring states to ease restrictions on businesses and allow people to shop and dine out. The State of Indiana this week began relaxing restrictions despite the fact that COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise there. The Mayor has called for a regional approach to reopening the economy, a concern he says he voiced during a phone call with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb today. LEARN MORE.

Daily COVID-19 data

Testing to be ramped up at Metro Corrections

National Nurses Day

Lift Up Lou “Hackathon” calls for COVID-19 projects

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

 

May 5, 2020

Mayor Fischer, Chief Hess, Chief Conrad discuss public safety challenges amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today was joined by Chief of Public Services Amy Hess and Police Chief Steve Conrad during a Facebook tele town hall to discuss the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on public safety. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Beshear's daily briefing here. 

May 4, 2020

Mayor Fischer says city’s social distancing strategy is flattening the COVID-19 curve and keeping us safe

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that a new study on the effectiveness of social distancing shows that the stringent measures being used in Louisville to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working. As other states rush to reopen their economies, the Mayor said the modeling study performed by health experts from the University of Louisville and Louisville Metro Government offers a stern warning about the danger of moving too fast. LEARN MORE. 

See Gov. Beshear's daily briefing here. 

NEWS ARCHIVE

May 1, 2020

Mayor Fischer encourages Louisville to celebrate the spirit of the Kentucky Derby safely at home on Saturday

Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged all Louisvillians to celebrate the enduring spirit of the Kentucky Derby as we all continue to stay home and practice safe social distancing during what would have been the 146th running of the storied race. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

April 30, 2020

Mayor Fischer and education leaders discuss the challenges of COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today spoke with the leaders of Louisville’s two major public institutions of higher learning to get a status report on how they are managing the COVID-19 crisis. LEARN MORE.

Daily COVID-19 data

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

April 29, 2020

Mayor Fischer says expanded testing and contact tracing is key to city’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city must greatly strengthen its ability to test and quarantine people exposed to the COVID-19 virus before it can ease emergency restrictions and fully reopen the economy. The city has already begun a major effort to ramp up testing of the public, including the establishment of testing sites at Shawnee Park and the Bashford Manor Walmart. But the next step is increased contact tracing, in which authorities track down anyone who may have been exposed to a person with a positive test. LEARN MORE.

Daily COVID-19 data

Mayor reports strong response to 30-Day Upskilling Challenge

Local organizations donate much-needed personal protection equipment


 

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

 

April 28, 2020

Mayor Fischer says local hospitals are in good shape but urges continued vigilance against COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer and leaders of Louisville’s three major healthcare systems offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of the situation at our major hospitals as the battle continues against the COVID-19 outbreak. LEARN MORE.

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

April 27, 2020

Mayor sees signs of encouragement, urges patience toward gradual reopening of healthcare providers

Mayor Fischer today acknowledged that while the city is seeing the first steps toward the gradual reopening of the economy, he urged patience and reiterated his three-phase plan for resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. LEARN MORE.

Facebook Live Q&A: "Lift Up Louisville"

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

April 25, 2020

Facebook Live Q&A: The Doctor Is In

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here. 

April 24, 2020

Mayor Fischer asks Louisvillian to help city ‘Build Back Better, Together’ after the COVID-19 crisis ends

Mayor Fischer today said that Louisville’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require the entire community to come together and put a priority on extending opportunity and prosperity to every corner of the city. LEARN MORE.

 

Facebook Live Q&A: Save America's Cities

See Gov. Andy Beshear's daily briefing here.

 

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