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News Release: 12/11/2020

 
Your Membership Matters!
 
THANK YOU U OF L HEALTH SHELBYVILLE HOSPITAL FOR GIVING OUR YOUNG LEADERS THEIR FIRST VIRTUAL TOUR!
U of L Hospital Tour
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SPONSORS ARE STILL NEEDED!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 16th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
VIRTUAL
 
WE WANT TO THANK ALL
OUR WONDERFUL TABLE SPONSORS
FOR THIS EVENT!
 
 
 
***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 - 531 Cases Total (90 active)
Shelby - 2505 Cases Total (185 active)
Spencer - 783 Cases Total (113 active)
Trimble - 258 Cases Total (52 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 3585
 
 
“Kentucky Farm Bureau’s commitment to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce runs deep. They have had more people within their organization to serve as President in the last 25 years than any other in Shelby County. Past Presidents include several staff members of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, as well as numerous Shelby Co Farm Bureau board members who also served as President’s. Pictured below are some of those Past-Presidents: Pat Hargadon - 1995 & 2001, Josh Hurst - 2010 And Matthew Page - 2021.”
 
Governor Update
DECEMBER 10th, 2020
 
Case Details
213,450 total cases
38,179 probable
175,271 confirmed
4,324 new cases
28 new deaths, 2,146 total (10 were removed for duplication)
3,064,833 have been tested
30,605 at least recovered cases
9.13% positive rate
1756 hospitalized
442 in ICU
231 on ventilators
 
 
On Dec. 14, Kentucky’s public health restrictions and recommendations will include:
  • All public and private middle and high schools will continue remote instruction until Jan. 4, 2021. Elementary schools can return to in-person learning once their county is out of the red zone.
  • Restaurants and bars can reopen at 50% capacity. Masks are required except when actively drinking or eating. Service must stop at 11 p.m.; establishments must close no later than 12 a.m.
  • Indoor social gatherings are recommended to have no more than eight people from a maximum of two households. There is no recommended limit on the number of people from the same household. There is no limit on outdoor social gatherings.
  • Gyms, fitness centers, pools and other indoor recreation facilities can operate at 50% capacity. Masks must be worn while exercising.
  • Venues, event spaces and theaters can reopen at 50% capacity.
  • Professional services can operate with up to 50% of employees working in-person; however, all employees who are able to work from home must do so.
 
 
Kentucky Schools
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 659
  • Fayette 368
  • Pulaski 135
  • Kenton 132
  • Boyd 119
  • Boone 115
  • Warren 106
  • McCracken 100
 
 
VACCINE UPDATE
  • December 13-19 Pfizer will be sending 38,000 doses
  • December 20-26 Moderna will be sending 76,000 doses
  • December 27-31 Moderna will be sending additional 33,000 doses
  • Vaccination requires 2 shots, second to be given 3 weeks after initial
  • Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being distributed require 2 doses
  • Sending majority of first round to long term care facilities and to hospitals
  • 12,675 doses allocated to
  • 975- Loudes Hospital
  • 975- Pikeville Medical Care
  • 1950-UK Hospital
  • 975- Baptist Health Madisonville
  • 975- Baptist Hospital Louisville
  • 975- St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood
  • 975- Baptist Health Corbin
  • 975- Baptist Health Lexington
  • 1950- Norton Hospital
  • 975- Medical Center at Bowling Green
  • 975- U of L Hospital
  • 25,350 doses to CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate long term care residence and staff members
 
Starting December 4th, pharmacies will be able to dispense a 30 day supply on medications
 
Get Covered Day
  • Practice the 3 W's
  • Wear your mask
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Watch Your Distance
  • 239,000 Kentuckians without insurance
  • 175,000 qualify for financial assistance for insurance
 
Governor in office for one year
66% registered voters agree with how pandemic has been handled
 
 
Food and Beverage Relief Fund
  • 4069 applications submitted
  • requested $36.4 million
  • $17.5 million approved and dispersed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hot List Items For Your Small Business
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 
 
 
PUBLIC ANNOUCNEMENTS
 
 
Building Your Family Health Portrait
What can I learn from health issues faced by parents and grandparents? How can I help my family stay healthy? These questions and more will be explored at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 10 during a virtual program on the UKFCSExt Facebook Page. The program can also be found at 11 a.m. on zoom at http://ukfcs.net/holiday7. The passcode is H@H2020.
 
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The holiday season is upon us…and so are the holiday scams. Better Business Bureau® serving Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky is sharing the common scams of the holidays, and how you can spot them and protect yourself!
 
Online Shopping
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but more of the shopping will be online this year due to COVID. BBB is warning online shoppers to “shop safe, shop smart!” Online purchase scams ranked among the top three riskiest scams for the last three years, according to the 2019 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report published in March 2020, shortly after COVID-19 shut down much of the economy. BBB recommends you research the company before you buy (go to bbb.org); beware of fake websites; be careful purchasing the “hot product” of the year online, that is hard to find anywhere else; make sure you are purchasing on a secure website (look for the “https” in the URL); and if a deal looks “too-good-to-be-true,” it probably is!
 
“Must-have” Toys
Every year, there’s always a few “must-have” toys on most kids’ holiday wish lists. The toy sells out fast, and becomes expensive and hard to find. Scammers use the toy’s popularity to trick parents out of money when they search for the toys online. The site may look professional and have original images of the product. It may even offer the product at discounted prices, claiming a “last-minute deal” or “flash sale.” Unfortunately, many such offers are fake. Buyers think they are ordering a high-quality, animatronic toy. Instead, they received a cheap counterfeit version. The best way to avoid getting scammed when purchasing toys is to buy them directly from a seller you know and trust.
 
Shopping Social Media Ads
BBB Scam Tracker has received thousands of complaints about misleading Facebook and Instagram ads. Some of the products that are advertised claim to support a charity. Other ads offer “Free Trials” to try the latest and greatest new skin care or nutritional supplement. Other ads tout brand name goods but are actually counterfeit merchandise. These products end up being of poor quality, if you ever actually receive the product you ordered. BBB recommends you research the business before you make a purchase. Check out the company at bbb.org and do a Google search to see what people are saying about it.
 
Gift cards
Before you purchase a gift card for a present, be sure to examine the card first to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with. If you are buying it from a website, make sure it is a reputable site. Be wary of third-party sites that offer extreme discounts on gift cards. Scam artists may write down gift card codes and drain the card before you have a chance to use it.
Pop-up holiday markets/events
With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online. Scammers are creating fake event pages, social media posts, and emails, charging for admission for what used to be a free event. The goal is to steal your credit card information. If the event is unfamiliar to you, research the host and list of vendors ahead of time.
 
“Secret Sister” gift exchange
The “Secret Sister” gift exchange became popular several years ago through Facebook posts, promising participants would receive up to 36 gifts, in exchange for sending one gift. Each holiday season, the scheme pops back up. A newer version of this scam revolves around exchanging bottles of wine; another suggests purchasing $10 gifts online. The scheme starts with an invitation via email or on social media to sign up. Just provide your name, address, and personal information of a few additional friends. Tack this information on to a list that’s already started of people you’ve never met on the internet. Next, it’s your turn to send an email or social media invitation to send a modest gift or bottle of wine to a stranger along with their friends, family and contacts. The cycle continues, in hopes that the favor is reciprocated. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen. It’s a pyramid scheme. It relies on the recruitment of individuals to keep the scam afloat. Once people stop participating in the gift exchange, the gift supply stops and leaves hundreds of disappointed people without their promised gifts or cash. It is also illegal to take part in pyramid schemes in the US.
 
Holiday job scams
Retailers and shippers traditionally hire seasonal workers to fulfill the demands of holiday shoppers whether they are online or in person. But, some of these job offers seem “too-good-to-be-true.” BBB warns, employers will never ask for payment upfront for a job. Also, be wary of any job offer that doesn’t require an interview. If the company is offering big money for what seems to be a small job, for example, “reshipping packages,” it is likely a scam! Scammers often ask you to fill out job applications in an attempt to steal your personal information too. Don’t fall for it! Research the company offering you a job first.
 
Holiday Apps
 
Popular Delivery Scams
Delivery scams and theft are particularly prevalent at the holidays, when more packages are being shipped. These scams come in phishing texts or emails that pose as official notices from delivery companies. They contain a “tracking link” or a message that there is a problem with the shipment. Clicking the link either takes you to a form that asks for personally identifying information, or to a site that downloads malware onto your computer. Legitimate delivery services usually leave a “missed delivery” notice on your door. If there is any question about a delivery, go to the delivery carrier's website directly.
 
Fake charities
Tis the season for giving! Scammers often take advantage of people’s generosity, especially at this time of the year, by using fake charity solicitations. Always be sure to check the charity first at give.org to be sure that the charity is real and to see how your donation is being used. A legitimate charity will take your donation today, tomorrow, or next month! Check out a charity at www.give.org.
For more information on holiday scams, go to www.bbb.org/holiday-tips.
 
 
 
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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