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News Release: 12/18/2020

 
Your Membership Matters!
 
THANK YOU
to all our members for joining us for our Annual Awards and Luncheon!
 
THANK YOU
to our wonderful event planner Darlene Snow for her hard work and dedication!
 
In case you missed it, the award ceremony can be found below!
Shelby County Chamber Annual Awards Presentation
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND WE WILL HAVE EVENTS COMING SOON!
 
WE WANT TO THANK ALL
OUR WONDERFUL TABLE SPONSORS
FOR OUR ANNUAL AWARDS!
 
 
 
***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
 
Congrats to our 2020-2021 Young Leaders!!
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 605 Cases Total (86 active)
Shelby - 2667 Cases Total (200 active)
Spencer - 875 Cases Total (102 active)
Trimble - 330 Cases Total (70 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 3967
 
 
Governor Update
DECEMBER 18th, 2020
 
Case Details
234,021 total cases
43,744 probable
190,277 confirmed
3,349 new cases
54 new deaths, 2316 total (133 are listed probable deaths) (21 were removed for duplication)
3,207,769 have been tested
33,666 at least recovered cases
8.45% positive rate
1817 hospitalized
431 in ICU
254 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
  1. Adjustments of red/orange county recommendations.
  2. Every school must provide a meaningful virtual option that cannot negatively impact virtual students’ GPA, class rank or any other educational opportunity or recognition.
  3. Schools must accommodate all educators and employees who fall into a high-risk category with a virtual option.
  4. Healthy at School guidelines will be mandatory starting on Jan. 4, 2021.
  5. KDPH recommends returning to in-person learning no sooner than Jan. 11, 2021.
  6. Continue daily reporting.
 
 
K 12 Self Reporting Video
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 475
  • Kenton 178
  • Boone 171
  • Fayette 126
  • Campbell 119
  • Pulaski 106
  • Hardin 103
 
VACCINE UPDATE
  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccines shown to have a 94-95% effectiveness
  • Appear to have minimal side effects
  • The Following hospitals have received vaccine shipments
  • Baptist Health Corbin
  • Baptist Health Louisville
  • Baptist Health Madisonville
  • Norton Hospital Louisville
  • UK Health Care in Lexington
  • Pikeville Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood
  • U of L Health Louisville
  • Baptist Health Lexington
  • Medical Center at Bowling Green
  • 12,675 vaccines went to hospitals
  • 25,350 will go to CVS and Walgreens
  • 1st round will be administered to health care workers, long term care facilities and residence
  • 2nd round will be administered to all other health care workers to include oral health care workers, first responders and K-12 Communities
  • K-12 Communities includes students and facility
  • Will help to safely get students back in school
  • Moderna is waiting approval from FDA then will send 150,000 doses to Kentucky
 
Team Kentucky Fund
  • Helped 1752 families to pay future rent payments for 2021
 
Eviction Relief Fund
  • No longer accepting applications
  • Helped 3254 families so far
  • This fund is for assisting with past due payments only, not future payments
  • Still have $1.4 million in fund available
 
Kentucky Air National Guards 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville
  • Earned their 19th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Only top 10% of units receive this award
  • Kentucky's 7th consecutive time winning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Big Blue Goals 2021 Do you want to make a change in 2021? Join FCS Extension for Big Blue Goals! Click the link, http://ukfcs.net/BBGstart to challenge yourself to improve your daily life. Get ready to work alongside others to boost your health and lifestyle choices. The challenge kicks off Jan. 4, and all participants are eligible for prizes by participating and completing goals! You can participate through your smart phone, the website or by keeping a paper “Challenge Grid”. The “Challenge Grid” and related instructions can be picked up at your Shelby County Extension Office beginning Monday, January 4. More instructions can also be found on the attached document.
Some of the Big Blue Goals that you can choose to track are –
  1. Physical Activity. Engage in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Record minutes per day.
  2. Fruits and Vegetables. Eat 4-6 servings of fruits and/or vegetables daily. Record the total number of servings eaten.
  3. Meals at Home. Prepare 2 meals at home each day. Record the number of meals prepared at home.
  4. Intentional Spending. Plan spending to reduce impulse purchases. Record each day you stick to your spending plan.
  5. Relationships. Improve knowledge about relationships, parenting, and caregiving. Read the Extension article provided daily.
  6. Living Well. Improve knowledge about ways to increase health and well-being. Read the Extension article provided daily.
 
The sign up link can also be found on our Facebook Sites -- Shelby County Cooperative Extension and Shelby County Extension Homemakers
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
I'm a Shelby County native. I represent Talus Pay here locally. I want to see every small business here be a powerhouse and succeed. I can cut your overhead for credit card processing guaranteed, and make things easier so you can get back to growing your business.
 
Contact Robby Hite at rhite@taluspay.com
 
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS WITH TALUS PAY! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THEM OUT!
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
LEGAL ALERTS
12/17/2020
 
EEOC Gives Vital Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 Vaccinations
 
On Dec. 16, 2020, the United Stated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released much-anticipated guidance regarding employers’ ability to enact mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies. 
 
The new guidance addresses many questions regarding the interaction between mandatory vaccination policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963 (Title VII), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (Act). However, employers should be cognizant that states and localities may have their own anti-discrimination or privacy laws, which may provide additional protections to employees.
 
 
 
 
Can Employers Mandate Employees to Take a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Three pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfeizer, have announced COVID-19 vaccines, which the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has announced could be available as early as late December 2020.[1] Governor Mike DeWine announced some Ohio health care professionals could receive the COVID vaccine as early as Dec. 15, 2020.[2] If and when these vaccines become available, can private employers require employees to take the vaccine?
 
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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