From Pastor Donnie Gullion 10/14
As cases seem to continue rising in the city, I thought it might be useful to again provide some information regarding the virus and when someone might require testing. Also included are some basic symptoms and a symptom checker from the CDC.
Kentucky is in the 'red zone' for COVID-19 cases according to the White House Coronavirus task force. Currently there are 2,346 positive tests per every 100,000 residents in Jefferson County.
The big question is: Are you wondering if and when you should get tested?
From Dr. Jason Smith of U of L: Who should be tested for COVID-19?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, this has been a moving target for health care providers and public health agencies. As of August 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed five groups of people who should be tested for SARS-CoV-2:
People with signs and symptoms of COVID-19
People who are asymptomatic but have recent known or suspected exposure to the virus
Certain people who tested positive and are being retested to see if the infection has cleared
People being tested for public health surveillance for SARS-CoV-2
People who are asymptomatic without known or suspected exposure in special settings (certain cancer patients, transplant patients and those with significant underlying conditions)
Testing is free. Some insurances will pay, but if not, the test is covered by actions taken by the Federal Government. Here's the link to the whole article.
A good rule of thumb is, In the last two weeks, did you care for or have close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with symptoms of COVID-19, tested for COVID-19, or diagnosed with COVID-19?
See also: Symptoms of Coronavirus from the CDC. There are many links with good information and a symptom checker.
Remember to join us for our Zoom meetings and studies on Wednesdays. It’s not the same as meeting in person but is a good way we can make the most of a difficult situation. We also have services at church on Sunday starting at 10:45am. If you are not comfortable joining us in person, we invite you to join us on our Facebook page for live streaming of our service. The services are also available for viewing later.
Soli Deo Gloria