March 14, 2020 (BARDSTOWN, KY)

The Lincoln Trail Health District has confirmed Nelson County now has a case of Corona Virus.  No other information on the case was made available, other than the confirmation.

“Lincoln Trail District Health Department has moved from monitoring and assessing to a
response mode. We are working diligently to keep the public informed and to identify close
contacts of confirmed cases in order to quickly implement known public health strategies to
reduce the spread of the disease. We ask for the public’s help. Please follow the prevention
steps and recommendations we have continued to promote.” stated Sara Jo Best, Lincoln Trail District Health Department Public Health Director.

Governor Beshear stated that the patient in Nelson County has been quarantined after refusing to self-isolate against medical advice.  The Nelson County man is 53 years old.

“We can’t allow one person who we know has the virus to refuse to protect their neighbors,” Beshear said.

There has been an unconfirmed report that 2 additional Nelson Countians may be positive.  The KY Record will update on confirmation.

Here is a link to the press release