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Families and Individuals

Is your family ready for a disaster or emergency? The Kentucky Department for Public Health advises families to have a disaster supply kit ready for any emergency - from extreme weather to disease or illness outbreaks to earthquakes. Visit the​ website for guidelines on creating your kit. You can find additional information on emergency preparedness at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Earthquake Safety

​In the event of an earthquake, be prepared to manage public health issues and concerns. Visit our earthquake safety page for more information.

Health Professionals and Organizations

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the latest information on emerging health threats and clinical guidance.

Keeping Kentucky Prepared

Find out what the Kentucky Department for Public Health and Cabinet for Health and Family Services are doing to protect the health and safety of Kentuckians from health threats.

Find Kentucky Outreach and Information Network alerts, download materials, or visit these related Web sites.

What is Kentucky Health Alerts?

The Kentucky Health Alerts Web site is maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide a one-stop source connecting Kentuckians to the latest information during the influenza season and on other breaking health threats or issues.

The level of flu activity in Kentucky will be updated every Tuesday once activity is detected. Other news and alerts will be added to the site needed, so please check back frequently for the latest information. 

Learn more about public health preparedness in Kentucky.


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COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

    Current information​​​ on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Flu Prevention: What You Can Do

  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine. 
  • Stay at home if you are sick and contact your health care provider.
  • Wash your hands and cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Get more information.

Flu Information for Media


Zika Virus Information

    Health Volunteer Program
    If you would like to learn more about the state volunteer program to assist during public health disasters and emergencies, visit the KHELPS website or contact your local health department.

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