13 Active Cases Here
At a meeting last Thursday, Fayette County Commissioners extended its COVID-19 disaster declaration for another 14 days.
The extension does not include any new restrictions. Commissioners had lifted the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people back on May 28.
“This is still a serious situation,” said County Judge Joe Weber. “We’ve seen numbers across the state go up, but they’re still extremely manageable. I think we’re in pretty good shape for the County. Until we get through some of this testing and the Governor’s next phase, it’s still in our best interest keep the disaster declaration in place.”
Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau said later in the June 11 meeting that National Guard personnel were conducting coronavirus tests at all of the nursing homes in Fayette County that day. In addition, Moreau reported that the County partnered with local healthcare providers to test all residents and staff at one independent living facility in the County over a concern about possible coronavirus exposure.
“All of the residents and staff that were tested resulted in negative tests,” Moreau said.
As of Sunday, June 14, there have been 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fayette County. Of those, 23 people have recovered and two people have died. Four patients are listed as “lost to follow-up,” meaning they have not been checking in with state and local officials. The County reports a remaining 13 active cases.