On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 647 new COVID-19 infections; 364 in Daviess County, 21 in Hancock
County, 106 in Henderson County, 20 in McLean County, 80 in Ohio County, 21 in Union County, and 35
in Webster County. There were 2 COVID-19 deaths reported the previous week. The reported deaths
were 1 resident of Daviess County and 1 resident of Ohio County. The average number of new cases in
the district for that period was 92 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated
between June 27 and July 3, 2022. County level data for COVID-19 can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov and
cdc.gov. Additional county level guidance can be found at COVID.gov.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to help communities decide
what prevention steps to take based on the latest COVID-19 data. COVID-19 Community Levels for
every county can be found at cdc.gov. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by
looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in
an area. The COVID-19 Community Level is currently classified as low for Union County. Daviess,
Henderson, and Webster Counties are classified as Medium. Hancock, Mclean, and Ohio all currently
are at a high COVID-19 Community Level.
GRDHD encourages all its residents to:
• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
• Wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public settings.
• If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, talk to your healthcare provider
about whether you need or take other precautions. Those at high risk should consider avoiding
non-essential indoor public activities.
• Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are
exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
• People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to
someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.