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VACCINE UPDATE VIA NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
FEBRUARY EVENTS
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
MORNING MIXER / BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
 
 
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED TO ALLOW GATHERINGS, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN UNABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, TEMPERATURE CHECKS WHEN ENTERING FACILITIES AND CONTACT LOG MAY BE KEPT AT HOSTS DISCRETION. ***
 
SHELBY COUNTY UPDATES
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 862 Cases Total (67 active)
Shelby - 3587 Cases Total (207 active)
Spencer - 1180 Cases Total (70 active)
Trimble - 491 Cases Total (42 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 5660
 
 
SBA BUSINESS HELP
 
SBA Resources for Your Recovery
 
1st and 2nd Draw PPP Loans now available! Find a lender & more information here:
 
EIDL now available through December 31, 2021: for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue- More info here:
 
Do you have a 7(a), 504 or Micro Loan already? Debt    Relief is available:
 
Applying for an EIDL loan and need funds? The Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly:
 
Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million:
 
 
Governor Update
JANUARY 21ST, 2021
 
Case Details
338,034 total cases
70,410 probable
267,624 confirmed
3728 new cases
1337 probable
2391 confirmed
3301 total deaths
267 probable deaths
3034 confirmed
58 new deaths
7 probable
51 confirmed
15 duplication
3,836,544 have been tested
249,538 positive tests total
41,469 at least recovered cases
11.05% positive rate
1604 hospitalized
395 in ICU
209 on ventilators
 
KENTUCKY MORTALITY RATE 1%
NATIONAL MORTALITY RATE 1.7%
WORLDWIDE MORTALITY RATE 2.2%
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 604
  • Fayette 230
  • Kenton 162
  • Boone 143
  • Hardin 129
  • Warren 126
  • Daviess 125
 
 
VACCINE UPDATE
  • 332,450 doses received in Kentucky
  • 221,440 have been administered
  • 209,736 were 1st dose
  • 11,704 were 2nd booster shot
  • Of the 221,440 administered, 36,970 went to long term care facilities
  • 83,000 were given the week of January 10-16
  • 16,000 were given week prior
  • Kentucky set to receive 56,175 doses next week
  • Kentucky is one of nine states that has administered more than half the doses given
  • Will be requesting to double to amount of doses being sent each week
 
VACCINE PHASES
The planned vaccination phases are:
  • Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
  • Phase 1b: First responders, Kentuckians age >= 70, K-12 school personnel
  • Phase 1c: Kentuckians age >= 60, anyone older than 16 with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk conditions for COVID-19, all essential workers
  • Phase 2: Age >= 40
  • Phase 3: Age >= 16
  • Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)
 
 
 
 
332,450 vaccine doses sent to Kentucky
221,440 administered
111,010 available
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION NOTES
  • Increase funding to hospitals
  • Hospitals will receive additional $800 million to $1 billion annually to help advance quality of care for Medicaid members
  • Governor Beshear vetoed 5 bills
  • CLICK HERE TO READ VETO DETAILS
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadline Farrier Solutions

Victoria Broadus
 
BUSINESS HELP
 
Jan 2021 Hot Topics
  1. Don’t fall for a secret shopper scam! A local consumer reported to BBB Scam Tracker that she received a check to be a Secret Shopper. She was told to deposit the $2000 check, keep $500 for payment, then use the rest to purchase gift cards and send the gift card information. The check was fake, and the victim is out the money!
  2. A local consumer fell for a car wrap scam. Scammers used the address of a local business. The victim was sent a check, was told to cash it at the bank, keep part of it for payment, then take the rest of the money and deposit it to an account for the decal people to put the decal on his car. Supposedly, every two weeks, he would continue to be paid while the decal was on his car.
  3. Don’t fall for an employment scam! Several victims have reached out to BBB Scam Tracker saying they were contacted by “shipping companies” out of the local area, offering jobs as “Quality Control Inspectors.” Victims are told they will make a large sum of money to pick up packages, inspect them, and reship them. In order to get the job, the scammers ask for your personal information.
  4. A new phishing scam involves calls offering assistance with claiming unemployment benefits. The scammers usually claim to be from a federal or state labor department and ask for personal and confidential information. Just hang up.
  5. Scammers are using the confusion surrounding the second round of stimulus checks to take your money. Don’t provide personal information, upfront fees, or click on any links to fill out an “application” for the payment.
  6. Scammers are still cashing in on COVID scams. Be wary of anyone who reaches out to you in regards to getting the vaccine via a phone call, text, or email. Scammers impersonate the CDC, in an attempt to steal your personal information.
  7. fake notice from Amazon says that someone spent thousands of dollars using your account. In some cases, people receive what seems to be an invoice from Amazon requesting payment. The message contains a supposed fraud-hotline number. Victims are told they must send money to correct the "mistake."
  8. The New Year is a good time to check your free credit report, with one of the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.
  9. Make a NY resolution to be a smart consumer in 2021. Update anti-virus software on your computer; change passwords; read the fine print; get everything in writing; and don’t forget to visit bbb.org to research businesses and charities.
  10. Tax season is right around the corner! Do your research before you hire a tax preparer. Find out what their service fees are upfront, avoid those who base their fee on a percentage of your refund, and never sign a blank tax form. Check out companies at bbb.org.
 
PUBLIC ANNOUCNEMENTS
SHELBY TRAILS PARK ANNUAL TRAIL PASSES
 
Register online!
 
SILVER SNEAKERS FITNESS CLASSES ARE BACK
 
Beginning Wednesday, January 20th, Silver Sneakers will resume at the Family Activity Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am. Call the FAC to reserve your spot for the class - 502-633-5059.
 
C3 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS BACK!
 
C3 After School Program will resume Tuesday, January 19th.
 
 

 
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KY Chamber
 
KEY BILLS
COMPETITIVENESS
  • COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE (HB 1) Waives penalties and interest on unemployment insurance tax bills to give employers flexibility to make payment. Prohibits state and local agencies from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions more stringent than CDC. Delivered to governor.
  • CIVIL ACTIONS (HB 3) Allows for constitutional challenges to statutes, executive orders and regulations to be heard in new venues other than Franklin Circuit Court. Delivered to governor.
  • LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR (HB 4) Eliminates existing dates by which the General Assembly must adjourn in any regular session and gives legislature the authority to extend the length of its legislative sessions by up to 10 days upon the vote of a 3/5 majority. Passed full House. Currently in Senate State & Local Government Committee.
  • RECOVERY READY COMMUNITIES (HB 7) Establishes an advisory council to develop a framework for a Recovery Ready Community certification in response to substance use disorders. Assigned to House Local Government Committee.
  • TEMPORARY REORGANIZATIONS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (HB 5) Prohibits any executive officer, including the governor, from temporarily reorganizing any state boards or commissions. Delivered to governor.
  • FELONY THEFT (HB 126) Increases the felony theft / fraud thresholds to $1,000. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
  • COVID-19 RELIEF (HB 191) Establishes COVID-19 relief programs. Assigned to House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.
  • EXECUTIVE BUDGET (HB 192) Executive branch budget. Free Conference Committee formed.
  • KYTC BUDGET (HB 193) Transportation Cabinet budget. Free Conference Committee formed.
  • LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BUDGET (HB 194) Legislative branch budget. Free conference committee formed.
  • JUDICIAL BRANCH BUDGET (HB 195) Judicial branch budget. Free conference committee formed.
  • ADOPTION LEAVE (HB 210) Requires employers that provide leave for birth parents to provide the same leave for an adoptive parent. Assigned to House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORTING (HB 211) Requires the Economic Development Cabinet to include information on the size and racial composition of program recipients. Introduced in House.
  • CHILD AND MATERNAL REPORTING (HB 212) Requires the child and maternal fatality annual report to include a demographic analysis by race, income, and geography. Assigned to House Health and Family Services Committee.
  • STATE EMPLOYEE REPORTING (HB 213) Requires the Personnel Cabinet to include state employee demographic information by program cabinet and department in the annual report. Introduced in House.
  • SPORTS WAGERING (HB 241) legalizes fantasy sports contests, sports wagering, and online poker in the Commonwealth. Introduced in House.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT FORGIVENESS (HCR 22) Calls on Congress to forgive Kentucky's Federal UI loan balance and suspend loan repayment penalties in the event of nonpayment. Introduced in House.
  • LIMITS ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY (SB 1) Limits the governor’s executive orders to 30 days during a declared state of emergency unless the governor requests an extension from the General Assembly. Passed both Chambers. Delivered to governor.
  • ADDITIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS (SB 2) Gives the legislature more authority in finding administrative regulations deficient and in providing for public comment and legislative review of emergency administrative regulations. Delivered to governor.
  • CAPS ON NONECONOMIC DAMAGES (SB 17) Constitutional amendment to allow the GA to set caps on noneconomic damages from lawsuits. Assigned to Senate State and Local Government Committee.
  • JUVINILE JUSTICE (SB 36) Returns discretion to local prosecutors and local judges in local communities, instead of creating automatic transfers of minors in certain cases from District to Circuit Court. Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • RACIAL IMPACT REPORTING (SB 40) Requires racial and ethnic community criminal justice and public safety impact statements for certain legislation and administrative regulations. Introduced in Senate.
  • RECOVERY MEDICAL COSTS IN TORT ACTIONS (SB 54) Limit the amounts that are recoverable for medical costs in tort actions. Introduced in Senate.
  • ALCOHOL TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY (SB 67) Allow alcohol to be purchased to go or for delivery in conjunction with a meal. Assigned to Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee.
  • DISTILLING LICENSING (SB 68) Makes changes to distilling licenses. Assigned to Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee.
  • EMPLOYEE AGE RESTRICTION ON ALCOHOL (SB 69) Makes changes to employee age restrictions for employers that sell alcohol. Assigned to Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee.
EDUCATION
  • KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (HB 25) Removes the requirement that an eligible high school student and eligible postsecondary student not be a convicted felon for KEES eligibility purposes. Introduced in House.
  • DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS (HB 153) Adds two career and technical education courses per year to the Dual Credit Scholarship. Introduced in House.
  • KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION (HB 178) Requires the same representation of political parties and racial diversity as the state’s university boards on the state board of education and prevents the board from being reorganized every four years after an election. Introduced in House.
  • FAFSA REQUIREMENT (HB 253) Makes completion of the FAFSA a high school graduation requirement. Introduced in House.
HEALTH CARE
  • PROHIBITING REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS (HB 36) Prohibits the required immunization of any person by any state agency or instrumentality. Introduced in House.
  • MENTAL HEALTH PARITY REQUIREMENTS (HB 50) Defines “classification of benefits” and “nonquantitative treatment limitation” and modifies mental health parity requirements by requiring parity coverage for nonquantitative treatment limitations and medical necessity criteria. Introduced in House.
  • EXEMPTIONS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES (HB 84) Provides exemptions for disaster response employees and disaster response entities from income tax beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2025. Introduced in House.
  • TAXATION OF TOBACCO VAPOR PRODUCTS (HB 85) Applies the vapor products tax (passed last year) to an open vaping system when the actual price includes both the components and the liquid solution; also applies the tax to the liquid solution when it is sold separately. Introduced in House.
  • CAP ON COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTION INSULIN (HB 95) cap the cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin at $30 per 30 day supply; amend statutes to require the Kentucky Employee Health Plan to comply. Introduced in House.
  • PROHIBITING VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS (HB 101) prohibit a public or private postsecondary educational institution from requiring a student to receive any vaccination for disease unless the student is participating in an educational program that involves the delivery of health care services. Introduced in House.
  • ADDICTION TREATMENT (HB 102/SB 51) prohibit insurers from requiring or using certain utilization reviews for certain prescription drugs used to treat alcohol or opioid use disorder; require insurers to report the number and type of providers prescribing medication for addiction treatment. Introduced in both chambers.
  • MEDICINAL CANNABIS (HB 136/ SB 92) creates a medicinal cannabis program under the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and requires the ABC to implement and regulate the medicinal cannabis program; also establishes process for attaining a medicinal cannabis card and establishes restrictions on possession and use of medicinal cannabis by cardholders. Introduced in House.
  • TELEHEALTH (HB 140) Establishes minimum standards for telehealth under the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS); reestablishes requirement of CHFS and MCO’s to study the impact of telehealth on the state’s health care delivery system; prohibits certain practices in telehealth. Introduced in the House.
  • REGULATION OF TOBACCO AND VAPOR PRODUCTS (HB 147/ SB 81) Permits city or county governments to impose restrictions or requirements on the use, display, sale, and distribution of tobacco products or vapor products that are stricter than those imposed under state law. Introduced in both chambers.
  • PHARMACY BENEFITS IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM (HB 177) Requires the Department for Medicaid Services to establish and implement a preferred drug list, reimbursement methodologies, and dispensing fees for Medicaid managed care organizations and the state pharmacy benefit manager within 30 days after the effective date of this Act. Introduced in House.
  • PHARMACY BENEFITS IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM (HB 222) Requires the Department for Medicaid Services to contract with an independent entity to monitor all Medicaid pharmacy benefit claims; establish eligibility requirements for an entity seeking to contract with the department to monitor pharmacy benefit claims; establish requirements for analyzing and monitoring claims. Introduced in House.
  • LIABILITY PROTECTIONS DURING A DECLARED EMERGENCY (SB 5) Provides liability protection for owners of premises during a declared emergency and provides governmental immunity for those providing essential services during an emergency. Currently in Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee.
  • CHILD VACCINATIONS: (SB 8) Provides exemptions from mandatory vaccines for children based on conscientiously held beliefs. Assigned to Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
  • OUT OF NETWORK BILLING (SB 19) Requires the commissioner of insurance to establish a database of billed health care service charges; require an insurer to reimburse for unanticipated out-of-network care; prohibit balance billing from a provider who has been reimbursed as required; provide for an independent dispute resolution program to review reimbursements provided for unanticipated out-of-network care. Introduced in Senate.
  • PATIENT PROTECTION (SB 20) Takes steps to stop deceptive lawsuit advertising that fails to warn patients it is dangerous to stop taking prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. Assigned to Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee.
  • MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT (SB 21) Permits voluntary transport to a hospital or psychiatric facility with authorization of the originating and receiving hospital or facility and a patient's signed written agreement to be voluntarily transported and to not be physically removed during transport. Passed Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
  • VACCINATION REQUIREMENT (SB 37 / SB 98) Prohibits an employer from requiring vaccination of an employee. Both introduced in Senate.
  • SURGICAL SMOKE (SB 38) Directs the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations requiring the use of a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure that is likely to produce surgical smoke. Passed Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
  • INSURANCE PREMIUMS (SB 44) Requires health benefit plans to accept, and count towards the insured's contributions, premium and cost-sharing payments made on behalf of an insured from state or federal government programs, Indian or tribal organizations, and certain tax-exempt organizations. Introduced in Senate.
  • PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (SB 45) Redefines "cost-sharing" and define "generic alternative," "health plan," "insured," and "person"; prohibit an insurer or pharmacy benefit manager from excluding any cost-sharing amount paid by or on behalf of an insured when calculating the insured's contribution to any applicable cost-sharing requirement. Introduced in Senate.
  • COPAYMENTS BY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS (SB 55) Prohibits the cabinet or a managed care organization contracted to provide services from instituting copayments, cost-sharing, or similar charges to be paid by any medical assistance recipients, their spouses, or parents, for any assistance provided pursuant KRS Chapter 205, federal law, or any federal Medicaid waiver. Assigned to Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
  • MEDICAID MANAGED CARE CONTRACTS (SB 56) Limits the number of state-managed care organization (MCO) contracts to operate the Medicaid program to three. Assigned to Senate Health & Welfare Committee.
  • DIRECT CARE STAFF (SB 61) Defines "direct-care staff member," "Facilities or programs," and "recipient;" requires direct-care staff who provide care for a client with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia within the client's home to receive initial and ongoing training that is approved by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Passed Senate Health & Welfare Committee.
 
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