Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) | BCTC

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Announcements

Drive-thru testing is available at Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC), 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Testing is available 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to the patient.

BCTC is not administering the test and cannot answer testing questions. Testing results generally are available within 48 – 72 hours. If you have not received your results, contact (502) 538-2980.

 

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Keeping Our Campuses Healthy

  • We are cleaning and disinfecting all general work areas at least once daily with a highly effective, EPA registered disinfectant.
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting restrooms at least twice daily, focusing on hard surfaces such as door handles, faucets, etc.
  • We are distributing germicidal disinfectant wipes at all BCTC campuses.
  • We are placing hand sanitizer units in BCTC buildings with hospital grade sanitizer designed to reduce the spread of infection.

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Tips to Stay Healthy

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
  • Frequently clean your living area especially commonly-used surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, remote controls, computer keyboards, countertops, faucet handles, and bathroom areas.
  • Monitor your health by checking for fever.

Need to Talk to Someone?

If you are feeling anxious or have concerns, we encourage our students to reach out to our Counseling Center; and we encourage our employees to reach out to EAP 888-293-6948.

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BCTC Background Images for Remote Conferencing

We're all communicating remotely with Zoom or other conferencing platforms. Use these images to show you are #BCTCProud to be part of our amazing college community.

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Resources

State of Kentucky COVID-19 Website and Hotline

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has prepared resources on when to seek care, how to prevent becoming ill, who is most at risk, and up-to-date status of the COVID-19 situation in the state. A hotline for questions regarding the virus in the state is available at 800-722-5725. 

CDC and Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

The most up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The health department has established a COVID-19 hotline at (859) 899-2222 and is accepting written questions at COVID19@lfchd.org.

Kentucky Department of Public Health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China on December 31, 2019. Since that time, it has spread throughout China and to many other countries. Public health officials in Kentucky are monitoring individuals who meet certain exposure criteria to limit the introduction of COVID-19 in Kentucky. They are also are preparing for the possibility that the virus begins to spread in the commonwealth.

The U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State provides an updated list of travel advisories.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

This web-based interactive dashboard tracks the spread of COVID-19 in real time. It is hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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