Councilwoman Parker self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 while serving as nurse at local hospital

April 1, 2020

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 as a result of her work as a part-time registered nurse (RN) at a local hospital. Parker is currently dealing with some symptoms that are associated with the virus, but has not yet been tested and will continue to self-quarantine until she is given clearance by her doctors and the hospital where she is working on the front lines to help fight this pandemic.

“During my time working I came in close contact caring for a patient who was later diagnosed with COVID-19. Since that time, I have been self-quarantining and focusing on doing my best to ensure that, if I do have the virus, it does not spread to others,” said Marilyn Parker. “As a Metro Council representative, I had already moved my daily activities away from City Hall and have been working through digital communications with my colleagues. I will continue working to serve my constituents and get results for the people of this community despite these challenges. I felt it important to notify the people I serve of my status to be fully transparent. I thank everyone in advance for their understanding and hope that people will take this seriously and continue practicing safe social distancing to help reduce the toll this virus will have on our families, friends and those of us in the healthcare profession.”

Councilwoman Parker represents the 18th Louisville Metro Council District which includes the suburban cities of Hurstbourne, Hurstbourne Acres, Bellemeade, Forest Hills, Lincolnshire, St. Regis Park, portions of Lyndon, Jeffersontown and Douglass Hills as well as the neighborhoods of Owl Creek, Foxboro and Brookhaven. Parker has served on the Metro Council since 2013 and has been a part-time registered nurse for most of her professional life. For more information, please contact Stephen Haag at 574-1204 or [email protected].