Confrimed Cases as of April 1, 2020: 3

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267 Slickback Road

Benton, KY  42025




Third Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Marshall County

Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Marshall County

First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Marshall County


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Gov. Beshear Provides Guidance on Public Events, Schools, Prisons as State Continues Preparations and Response to COVID-19

Beshear urges cooperation to protect Kentuckians, stop spread of COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2020) – Governor Andy Beshear announced more decisive action and preparations on Wednesday to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“We know this is community spread and we need to get ahead of it,” Gov. Beshear said. “It is important for everybody out there to be calm, practice good hygiene and reduce the risk of exposure for themselves and others.”
Actions and preparations announced by Gov. Beshear on Wednesday include:
  • Instructed school districts to be prepared to close on short notice, as short as 72 hours.
  • Closed all state prisons to visitors.
  • Encouraged every individual in Kentucky, in particular those over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions, to do what they can to avoid large gatherings and minimize time in groups and public spaces.
  • Cancelled the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast out of an abundance of caution.
  • Asked places of worship to cancel services temporarily due to the proximity .
  • Suspended out-of-state travel for state employees.
  • Urged more businesses to allow employees to tele-commute and to provide paid sick leave.
  • Asked people to spread out in meeting and work spaces by increasing distance between seats and taking other similar actions.
Gov. Beshear said the actions and directions are proactive to prevent the spread and to protect Kentuckians, particularly those at higher risk, including those over 60 or with chronic health conditions including heart, lung or kidney disease.

“These steps we recommend are not made lightly,” said Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH). “Please work with us to make them effective.”

Gov. Beshear, who faithfully attends church with his family, said he knows asking houses of worship to cancel services is a big step and some people will disagree, but he and Dr. Stack said they are urging this action because of the close proximity to others in houses of worship, the communal activities and close interaction, and because many attendees are members of high-risk populations.

“I believe God gives us wisdom to protect each other and we should do that. I believe that it is our job to offer those protections,” Gov. Beshear said.

The Governor has briefed state lawmakers and all 120 county judges. He will also update jailers and school superintendents.

“Every action Gov. Beshear and his cabinet secretaries have taken is because we care deeply about the health and welfare of our people,” said Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble.

Eight people in Kentucky have tested positive including five in Harrison County, two from Fayette and one from Jefferson. There are connections between the five Harrison County cases. All eight people are in isolation, four in medical facilities and four at home.

In Kentucky, the state has received results for 54 cases with 46 of those being negative. Eighteen of the 20 results received Tuesday were negative.

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack, Secretary Noble and Eric Friedlander, acting secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, briefed Kentuckians at the Capitol on Wednesday morning on the latest developments and the response of state and local government.

Beginning weeks before the virus was found in the Commonwealth, state and local officials collaborated to prepare for COVID-19 and are now working together to respond.

Gov. Beshear has taken decisive action to prepare and respond to COVID-19. Friday, immediately after confirmation of the first case, Gov. Beshear declared a state of emergency to ensure the state has every resource available to respond. Saturday, he issued an executive order to prohibit price gouging. Monday, the Governor issued an executive order to waive copays, deductibles, cost-sharing and diagnostic testing fees for private insurance and state employees. The Governor is also telling providers to expand their networks to patients that may go outside their normal providers.

Tuesday, Gov. Beshear announced strong actions to protect the state’s most vulnerable populationsby limiting visitation to senior care and long-term care facilities. Gov. Beshear also signed anexecutive order to allow pharmacies to refill prescriptions for up to 30 days to ensure those vulnerable communities or those who need to self-isolate will have their needed prescriptions. His action will also allow, if necessary, pharmacies to operate at locations other than those designated on their permits to make sure people have access to necessary medication.

The State Health Operations Center is activated at level one – fully activated – and the State Emergency Operations Center is also activated.

More information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people to follow these steps to prevent illness. People can find regular updates and resources including more information about when to seek medical attention and course of action for those in counties with positive cases They are also urged to visit for up-to-date information. Kentuckians who want advice can call the state hotline at 1.800.722.5725 or call their local health care provider.

CoVID 19 Press Release
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Coronavirus Information Stop the Spread of Germs

Learn How to Help Prevent the Coronavirus through Handwashing!


On July 24, 2019 the Marshall County Hospital and the Marshall County Health Department came together and invited community partners and community members from all across Marshall County to participate in a Community Health Assessment Workshop.  Prior to this workshop, we worked on gathering data about our community to present to participants.  During the day long workshop, over 45 partners and community members engaged in discussion about the health of our community.  Positive and negative data points, positive and negative changes in the community, and community assets were covered.  The discussion resulted in a consensus for the community to move forward to address the following concerns:  
  • Obesity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Access to Care
  • Community Recovery following MCHS Shooting
How do you feel about these results?  Please give us your feedback on how you feel about these issues.  Do you agree these are the issues we need to work on?  Did we leave something out?  How is the best way to address these issues?  We want your input!  To review the data, click on the links below. 
To provide feedback, please email Jennifer Brown at or visit the Marshall County Health Department or Marshall County  Health Coalition Facebook pages.  Thank you! 

2019 Marshall County Community Health Powerpoint
2019 Updated Health Data

We want your input!  
Have you visited us recently or used one of our services in the community?  If so, please provide us with some feedback by completing our client satisfaction survey.


Marshall County Named To US News Healthiest Communities Honor Roll
Congratulations to Marshall County for receiving this prestigious honor.
Learn more about the Heathiest Communities Honor Roll!

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements
Beginning August 2018, students will be required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  These doses must be given six months apart, meaning that many children will need the first dose very soon to be able to get the second dose before school begins in August.  Students aged 16 and older must have two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to attend school in August. 

View Information for Middle School Students View information for High School Students
View the 2018 - 2019 Annual Report

View the Community Health Assessment


Mission Statement:

To build a healthier community by promoting healthy life styles, and preserving a healthy environment for all residents of Marshall County.

Partnering to achieve a healthier community.


Accountability ● Collaboration ● Excellence ● Integrity ● Science

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

For an appointment or information, please call 270-527-1496

During business hours, to notify the health department of a notifiable or reportable condition, fax the Kentucky Reportable Disease Form to 270-527-5321.

After hours or on the weekend, to notify the health department of a notifiable or reportable condition, please call 1-888-9REPORT (1-888-973-7678)


If you need to reach the health department after hours or on the weekend for an EMERGENCY ONLY, please call 270-527-1333.


Helpful Links:

Ky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services
National Institutes of Health
American Diabetes Association
Healthy People 2020
Centers for Disease Control
American Heart Association
Ky. Health Dept. Association
Ky. Public Health Association
American Public Health Association
Web MD
HIPAA Compliance Verification


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