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News Release: 11/13/2020

 
Your Membership Matters!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
December 1st -
Coffee and Conversation
Virtual Event
POT OF GOLD EVENT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 9th -
Kentucky Chamber Legislative Agenda - VIRTUAL
 
 
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SPONSORS ARE STILL NEEDED!
 
 
 
 
December 16th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
 
 
 
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For event sponsor opportunities, 
 
***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
 
We would like to update you about the current state of health for Shelby County and Shelby County Public Schools. Yesterday the Governor and the Commissioner of Education held a conference call with all Kentucky Superintendents to discuss the spread of the virus in communities throughout Kentucky. Currently, the spread of COVID-19 is not happening in our schools. Contact tracing informs us that small group gatherings where people feel comfortable with one another not being masked, along with large gatherings within the community, are where we are seeing the community widespread. Increased community spread puts pressure on our school district’s mitigation efforts due to the need to isolate people with COVID-19 and quarantine those with whom they have come in contact. Some school districts have had to go to NTI due to the number of staff quarantined. We do not want this to happen in Shelby County. We need your help outside of the school day to ensure that we can maintain our SCPS@School learning option.
 
As of 10/30/20, SCPS has 14 students/staff in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19. Our schools have 134 quarantined students and 21 quarantined staff members. This is updated daily on the SCPS homepage. Help us to stay in school by keeping your guard up at home and out in the community. Wear a mask to keep your family safe from COVID-19 and to keep it from spreading into the schools. Without a strong community effort, we could see more cases and a return to NTI, due to illness and quarantining. Please monitor what your children are exposed to while at home and out and about in the community. Help us to keep our schools open by avoiding large gatherings, children’s parties, and following the Governor’s latest recommendations.
 
 
November 2nd and 3rd are previously scheduled non-instructional days due to staff professional development and Election Day. November 4th-6th are regular instructional days for SCPS@School and SCPS@Home students. SCPS administration, the School Board, and the School Re-opening Task Force, along with North Central Health District will continue to monitor the status of our district and our county in order to make informed decisions to keep our students and staff safe. We will continue to keep you informed of any changes.
 
Here is a note regarding communication regarding illness during school days: 
Communication with school personnel is of the utmost importance if your child becomes sick or is absent from school for any reason. Please communicate if your child was absent, saw a doctor, and received a diagnosis of COVID - 19 or any other illness. We must have this information to keep everyone learning and safe. If your child was exposed to COVID-19 and you know that you need to quarantine, we can help you with questions regarding quarantine and isolation. If you have questions regarding student health policies or COVID-19 policies, you can reach Traci Earley, District Health Coordinator at traci.earley@shelby.kyschools.us or call the North Central Health District at 502.633.1243. We must work together as we continue our efforts to manage COVID-19 in our community in order to keep our schools open with healthy students and staff.
 
Attached is the Governor's Statement of Emergency:
 
Here is a link to our District BY SCHOOL numbers. It is a daily count of isolated COVID-19 numbers and quarantined numbers. https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.shelby.kyschools.us//cms/lib/KY02204403/Centricity/Domain/4/SCPS+District+COVID+Report_10_30_20.pdf
 
Here is a link to the Kentucky School Report Card. Testing was limited for 2019 - 2020 due to COVID. https://www.kyschoolreportcard.com/organization/5665?year=2020
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 348 Cases Total (43 active)
Shelby - 1845 Cases Total (192 active)
Spencer - 467 Cases Total (90 active)
Trimble - 137 Cases Total (13 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 2423
 
 
Governor Update
NOVEMBER 12th, 2020
 
Case Details
129,680 total cases
21,935 probable
107,745 positives
2,342 new cases
18 new deaths, 1622 total (50 were removed for duplication)
2,319,852 have been tested
23,627 at least recovered cases
8.29% positive rate
1311 hospitalized
299 in ICU
163 on ventilators
 
Red Zone Reduction Recommendations
  • Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible
  • Government offices that do not provide critical services need to operate virtually
  • Reduce in-person shopping; order online or pickup curbside as much as possible
  • Order take-out; avoid dining in restaurants or bars
  • Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce the mask mandate and other guidelines
  • Reschedule, postpone or cancel public events
  • Do not host or attend gatherings of any size
  • Avoid non-essential activities outside your home
  • Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19 
 
EVERYONE THAT CAN WORK VIRTUALLY NEEDS TO BE WORKING VIRTUALLY
 
As of 11/5/20 94 counties were in the Red Zone
 
Red zone is 25+ out of every 100,000 residences with a positive test
 
Kentucky Schools
 
Top counties with positive cases
  • Jefferson
  • Fayette
  • Christian
  • Kenton
  • Warren
  • Boone
 
Travel Advisory Warning
Asking to self quarantine for 14 days if travel to the following states
  • South Dakota 53.97%
  • Iowa 48.29%
  • Kansas 41.27%
  • Idaho 38.64%
  • Wyoming 34.50%
  • Missouri 20.97%
  • Alabama 19.77%
  • Montane 18.14%
  • Utah 17.98%
  • North Dakota 16.11%
  • Pennsylvania 15.99%
  • Wisconsin 15.39%
 
Humana has committed to hire 600 veterans and 150 military spouses in the next 4 years
 
Work Ready Program
  • Started in 2017
  • Helps to covering remaining cost of tuition and fees from federal, state and campus grants and scholarships when applied
  • Provides up to 60 hours of tuition to anyone who has not received an associated degree in specific technical fields
  • Funded by Kentucky Lottery
  • go to www.workreadykentucky.com for more information
 
Governor helping to defend the Affordable Care Act and continue to make medical coverage for preexisting conditions possible
 
This week 100,000 P-EBT cards have been printed and mailed and working on remaining 135,000 in back log
 

 
 
Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
PUBLIC ANNOUCNEMENTS
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2020) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct a public hearing in November on a request by the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink at the Guist Creek Lake Marina restaurant, 11990 Boat Dock Road, Shelbyville.
The Foundation plans to renovate portions of the marina and seeks a new restaurant vendor to operate an upscale grill-style restaurant. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife owns the lake. The Foundation, which operates the marina under a contract with the department, seeks departmental approval to allow the sale of wine and beer to dine-in patrons during normal restaurant hours.
 
The public comment period for this request is Oct. 20-Nov. 18, 2020. Comments can be emailed to the department at fw.fisheries@ky.gov. Comments also can be mailed to: Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Public Comments, 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. Comments must be received at the department by Nov. 18.
 
Adjacent property owners are being notified in writing about this request.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will conduct a public hearing on the request at 6 p.m., Nov. 16, at the Shelby County UK Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road.
A drive-in meeting format will be used due to current public health guidelines. Attendees will remain in their vehicles, but will be provided with printed materials and may listen to an on-site AM radio broadcast of information and instructions on how to submit a comment or question. For those unable to attend in person, comments or questions may be emailed to fw.fisheries@ky.gov.
 
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will act upon the Foundation’s request at its Dec. 4 virtual meeting. The public may view the virtual Commission meeting online via livestream on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/FishandWildlifeKY.
 
A link to the livestream also will be posted on the department’s homepage at fw.ky.gov at the start of the meeting
 
 
BBB November 2020 Hot Topics
 
  1. Scam artists are posing as the Social Security Administration, telling local consumers their social security number and driver's license are going to be blocked because of a legal warrant. Don’t fall for it!
  2. A local consumer lost $5,000 in a cryptocurrency scam, after he wired money to what he thought was a legit bitcoin wallet. The site kept asking for additional money for account upgrades. The consumer was contacted by the fake company through Facebook. That’s a red flag!
  3. A fake UPS text asks you to answer 5 questions about a recent delivery. A local consumer received the text and was offered a free iPad if the questions were answered. The catch? The consumer had to pay a $19.63 fee for shipping and handling. Now the scammer has his debit card information.
  4. Scammers are posing as Apple Support, telling victims their icloud account has been compromised. One local consumer says he was told to log into his computer, go to a website, and enter personal information. If you think there might be a problem with your icloud account, contact Apple directly. Another will ask you to download Team View Quick Support on your Apple device to gain access to your phone.
  5. Don’t fall for survey scams. A special deal for a well-known brand appears in your email or in an online ad. Just “click here” for a coupon. When you click, you are “one of the lucky few” and to qualify for a bigger deal (and a special gift), just complete the quick survey. In the end, you are asked to pay a nominal shipping fee for the gift and you’ve given your credit card info to scammers.
  6. Trying to lower the interest rate on your home loan? Don’t fall for a mortgage modification scam. Scammers call, asking for up-front fees to pay for the modification. Hang up the phone and call a company you can trust. Check out bbb.org.
  7. There is a new outbreak of fake services offering to handle your address change notifications. They massively overcharge and, in some cases, use the payment information you provide for identity theft. Save yourself time and money by visiting the real USPS at usps.com.
  8. Fake rental listings are all over Craigslist. They claim to be moving, or are out of state, and are unable to give viewings due to COVID. The scammers tell the victim to secure the house, an application needs to be filled out (with personal information) and a wire deposit must be made. 
  9. Don’t be a skimming victim. Thieves attach a device in front of card readers to steal information from credit cards. There is an increase in this scam at gas pumps because many readers still use the old magnetic swipe strip, which were supposed to be phased out (but have not been yet, due to COVID). If you pay at the pump, check the reader for signs of tampering. Or, better yet, use a card with a security chip or pay with cash!
  10.  
More consumers will likely be doing their holiday shopping online this year, due to COVID. If you are shopping online, be sure you go to websites you can trust. Also, be sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. And, don’t forget to check out those refund/exchange policies and shipping dates!  
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
Good news: kynect is back. This one-stop website – kynect.ky.gov – is the gateway for a wide range of benefits for Kentuckians who need help. Need health coverage for you or your kids? How about food assistance or financial aid for child care? Looking for help with transportation, housing or job training? These are just some examples of how kynect can help. The new website, which is run by the state, is easy to follow, but if you’d rather talk to a person, call 1-855-306-8959. Check it out today – kynect.ky.gov
 
The 30th Annual Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar will be here before we know it! We are now offering both in-person and virtual registration options.
 
Are you available Monday, November 16? We'd love to have you.
 
 
Why attend?
Workers' compensation has been and continues to be greatly impacted by COVID-19, much like everything else. Staying up to date is absolutely critical.
 
Remain committed. Invest in professional training.
 
Attendees will receive pertinent and practical tips as well as answers to their most burning workers’ compensation questions. Take a look at the agenda!
 
Who Should Attend:
  • Workers' compensation consultants
  • HR and personnel professionals
  • Safety coordinators
  • Risk managers
  • Benefits administrators
  • Safety and health care providers
  • Nurse case managers
  • Claims handlers
  • Anyone responsible for controlling workers' compensation costs
 
 
 
 
Don't forget, we are offering FREE radio spotlights to our members!
 
All you have to do is email Beth to get the ball rolling!
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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