Covid Pandemic- Omicron Variant Dangerous Spread
posted on January 03
|December 30, 2021, KAC COVID Re-entry Team Communication
Dear Kentucky United Methodist Clergy and Laity,
The KAC Covid Re-entry Team once again expresses our deep concern to you and your congregations related to the unrelenting COVID PANDEMIC; especially, as it relates to the Omicron Variant and its contagious spread.
Kentucky is seeing a significant surge of Covid cases. The positivity rate is now in double digits at 14.46%. Over 5,000 new cases were reported on December 29, 2021.
As we have been reminded often by Bishop Fairley, “The people of God have a moral obligation to witness to the sacredness of life.” During this pandemic, we do this by minimizing the spread of Covid among the most vulnerable – our children not yet eligible to be vaccinated, the immunocompromised, and our aging population.
Once again, with a sense of urgency and concern, we are asking each of you personally, and as a faith community, to pay very close attention to the current threat presented by Covid and the surge of the Omicron variant. There are specific things you can do to help.
Closely follow state and federal guidelines and executive orders published to assist with this public health crisis.
Kentucky Covid Dashboard Information Links
Covid-19 Layers of Protection
The KAC Covid Re-entry team further recommends that everyone, in consultation with their health care provider, pursue vaccination for individual, family, and community health and safety. Information and locations for vaccines can be found here Team Kentucky Covid 19
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting serious disease.
This website is Kentucky's central resource for all COVID-19 information and guidance. The COVID-19 Hotline – (800) 722-5725 – is a service operated by the health care professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions.
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