COVID19 Update from Office for Globalization – Louisville, KY

Dear Community Partners,

I hope this email finds you well. I want to assure you that the Mayor’s Office is diligently working with our Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to update and share information as soon as it becomes available. As you know, translations take time and we want to ensure continuity of messages and accuracy of resources shared.

Flyers in 14 Languages: 

In collaboration with our health department, a Coronavirus Factsheet is now available in 14 languages  – including, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.  Downloads are available on the city website here

Our community plays an important role when preventing the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID19. We would appreciate it if you could help by sharing these flyers through your different channels of communication-  with family members, co-workers and community, as well as setting the example by following the Health Department recommendations.

Also, we’d like to encourage you to replace any resources or fact sheets you have for public view with the city’s fact sheets to ensure a consistent and accurate message. While some of the resources we have seen across the nation are valuable and share the same hygiene practices, the contact information (state hotline number and state website) is not accurate.

Online information to stay update:

Louisville residents and workers can find the latest information about COVID-19 in our community from the Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness, and statewide updates You can also follow updates on Twitter (@louisvillemayor, @LouMetroHealth) or on Facebook by searching Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Public Health.

Please be aware that the website offers translation by Google Translate, you can find the icon on the top right corner of the website, Translate, by clicking there you will be able to translate the city website into any language available by google. We understand some languages might be more accurate than others.

For the latest information from the Office of Globalization, go here:

Coronavirus disease 2019

On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.

WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China. In line with standard protocols for any public health event, an incident management system has been activated across the three levels of WHO and the Organization is prepared to mount a broader response, if needed.
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