Jul 9 2020 Louisville Department of Public Health & Wellness Honored for Excellence in Public Health

One of 21 Nationwide to Receive NACCHO’s “Model Practice Award” in 2020

 

Jul 9 2020 Louisville’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise; officials urge diligence and caution

As Louisville’s COVID-19 case counts continue to increase, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) and the city’s chief health strategist, called on residents to be diligent in working together to stop the spread of the virus.

Jul 2 2020 Mayor urges residents to stay vigilant in protecting themselves from COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged residents to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus as the Fourth of July holiday weekend begins.

“Independence Day is a time of celebration, tradition and holiday gathering, but we have to be smart and remember that this virus doesn’t care about our traditions or our country,” said the Mayor. “Even though we’ve reopened nearly all of our businesses, the pandemic is still with us.”

Jul 1 2020 Lifeguard/ Qualified Pool Attendant Testing and Certification Now Available Online

Individuals seeking to become a lifeguard or pool attendant in Jefferson County can now be tested and certified online. 

Jun 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.

 

Jun 12 2020 Mayor announces COVID-19 testing site near Jefferson Square Park will be open again on Saturday, June 13

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that a pop-up COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests over the Breonna Taylor tragedy will be open again on Saturday, June 13.

Jun 11 2020 Expanded contact tracing to begin tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – 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. 

Jun 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.

Jun 5 2020 New COVID-19 testing available near Jefferson Square Park

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

Jun 4 2020 Lifeguard and Food Manager Certifications Extended Due to COVID-19

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

Jun 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.

May 27 2020 Mayor Fischer says One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million.

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.

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.

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