Louisville COVID-19 response timeline

LATEST NEWS

3/24/20: Extended a state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

3/24/20: Hosted a Facebook Live Q&A session with Metro United Way President Theresa Reno-Weber and Tameka Laird, director of the Office of Resilience & Community Services

3/22/20: Announced extension of Louisville Metro occupational tax filing, payment deadlines,  efforts to ensure health and safety of homeless population

3/21/20: Hosted a Facebook Live Q&A session with Dr. Jon Klein, Vice Dean of Research for the University of Louisville School of Medicine, to answer questions from the community.

3/20/20: Urged younger people to be mindful of the dangers of COVID-19.

3/20/20: Announced that Louisville Metro Government has acquired a supply of PPEs and is distributing them to the city’s three major healthcare systems and other providers with COVID-19 cases.

3/20/20: Encouraged the Louisville community to help keep local hospitals supplied with blood during the COVID-19 outbreak.

3/20/20: Lauded the local groceries and retailers that have stepped up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak by offering special shopping hours for the elderly and people who are especially susceptible to the virus. The Mayor also urged residents to not hoard essential items like cleaning supplies

3/20/20: Urged residents to be mindful of online scams and to rely on verified sources of information, including https://kycovid19.ky.gov, the state hotline 1-800-722-5725, and https://louisvilleky.gov/covid19.

3/19/20: Launched Lift Up Lou to raise spirits and keep residents connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.

3/19/20: Provided communication to local food service establishments that are operating delivery, drive thru, carry out and curbside pickup offering guidance on good hygienic practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

3/19/20: Communicated with businesses to ask that employers give employees the flexibility to work from home as much as possible and implement social distancing, maintain a distance of 6-feet to prevent the spread of the virus, and emphasized the importance of hygiene and handwashing.

3/19/20: Announced Senior Meal Pickup Program updated distribution site locations due to tremendous response.

3/18/20 Announced One Louisville: Covid-19 Response Fund. The One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible funding resources for rental assistance, childcare assistance, transportation aid, food access, utility assistance, pharmaceutical needs and other support as determined, via $1,000 payments to eligible households.

3/18/20: Issued executive order to close public facing business to include gyms, exercise facilities, theaters, entertainment, hospitality, community, sporting event and recreational facilities, spas, tattoo studios, piercing studios, tanning, nail and hair salons. https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/health_and_wellness/covid-1...

3/17/20: Announced changes to operations and facilities in response to COVID-19.

3/17/20: Announced new Mental Health and Behavioral Wealth Resources. 

3/16/20: Hosted a Facebook Q&A session focused on the business community.

3/16/20: Announced result of COVID-19 test was negative.

3/16/20: Announced support for Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order to temporarily close bars and restaurants.

3/16/20:  Announced closure of Louisville Zoo and cancellation of Asian Light Festival. 

3/16/20: Suspended inmate visitation at Louisville jail. 

3/16/20: Announced LG&E had suspended disconnections for unpaid bills until May 1 and waived late fees incurred during this period. 

3/15/20: Announced self-isolation while awaiting results of COVID-19 test and promises regular, daily updates. 

3/14/20: Announced temporary closures of libraries, community centers, Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center and some Zoo attractions. 

3/14/20: Hosted a Facebook Live Q&A session to answers questions from the community.

3/13/20: Announced Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services would provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/13/20:  Joined faith leaders to announce steps they were taking to slow the spread of COVID-19, an Dr. Sarah Moyer, the city’s chief health strategist and director of Public Health & Wellness, to again emphasize social distancing and good hygiene to prevent the virus from spreading. 

3/13/20: Announced executive order to address issues related to ensuring Louisville Metro Government is able to continue providing necessary services, protect the health of city employees and mitigate any negative impact on LMG.  

3/13/20: Joined Jefferson County Public Schools to announce emergency feeding sites offering free lunches through April 6, 2020.

3/13/20 Encouraged citizens to report suspected price gouging related to the COVID-19 please call at 1(888) 432-9257.  Report Price Gouging online

3/12/20: Provided media updates on COVID-19 and announced two confirmed cases in Louisville.

3/12/20: Ordered all events hosted or permitted by Louisville Metro Government or held in a Louisville Metro facility will be postponed or cancelled, and recommended that all other events in the city also be postponed or cancelled as well. 

3/11/20: Provided media update on the local impact of COVID-19 with Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, today updated the media on the latest impact of COVID-19 in Louisville. 

3/10/20: Convened about 70 local stakeholders and external partners to outline the latest information on the city’s preparedness work related to COVID-19. 

3/9/20: Issued news release outlining ongoing plans to respond to Louisville’s first COVID-19 case.

3/8/20: Shared Gov. Andy Beshear’s announcement that 4 Kentuckians had tested positive for COVID-19 and were in isolation.

3/7/20: Announced first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kentucky and shared video update from Gov. Andy Beshear’s and local health officials. 

3/7/20: Shared new KY Coronavirus hotline number to call for questions related to the virus 1 (800) 722-5752.

3/7/20: Shared Kentucky COVID-19 website. 

3/6/20: Shared Gov. Beshear’s announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kentucky (provided link to Governor’s Facebook page.