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Information about the Corona Virus

Important Links

as of 4/2/2020

Mayor Larry Solomon provides an update on the City of Union and area COVID-19 response.  You can download and read the PDF at the link below.

Mayor Larry Update

as of 4/1/2020

The Northern Kentucky Health Department requests residents to notify the Kentucky Hotline of any instances where social distancing is not being practiced.  The number for the COVID-19 Hotline is 1-800-722-5725.  We are encouraging local HOA’s to remove or close those items such as basketball hoops and playgrounds where people can congregate and not practice proper social distancing behaviors.

as of 3/27/2020

We are sorry, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to CANCEL this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We know the children will be disappointed, and the Easter Bunny is very sad, but it is in the interest of keeping us all #HealthyatHome #TeamKentucky

 

An important update to Kentucky Tax Info. The deadline is extended to July 15–but interest on any amount you may owe the state is NOT. The rate is 12%. Please consult with your tax professional to see how this impacts your return:

Kentucky Income Tax Return Filing Date Extended to July 15
(March 22, 2020) At the direction of Governor Beshear, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will adopt most of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) income tax relief described in recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2020-18.

This includes:

Extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax return filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Late filing penalties will be waived for 2019 Kentucky income returns that are filed by July 15, 2020.
Kentucky income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 are deferred for 90 days to July 15, 2020.
Late payment penalties will be waived for income tax payments deferred from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. However, interest still applies to the deferred income tax payments because Kentucky law prohibits the waiver of interest.
The Kentucky relief applies only to income taxes.
Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief will soon be available on DOR’s website.

 

as of 3/25/2020

The City Commission of Union will hold a VIRTUAL Special Meeting.  Learn all the details, including agenda and how to join the meeting at http://www.cityofunionky.org/special-meeting-3-26-2020/

as of 3/20/2020

The City of Union issues an executive order declaring a state of emergency and activating the Boone County Emergency Response Plan.  Read the order here

as of 3/19/2020

Our City Offices are still working, but we are not able to allow visitors. We have social distancing guidelines in place and most staff are working remotely. We can still respond to your needs, and our phones are being answered or monitored for messages. We will respond to your requests via the phone-so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message! We have our office phones transferred to personal phones when not in the office, so if we just answer with a hearty Hello—we hope you understand.

You can still access our permits and complaint forms online at our website at cityofunionky.org/forms We are also monitoring our email accounts and can respond to those.

Rice Cemetery is available for burials, as long as compliant with the health department recommendations. We will, however, only be selling plots for immediate burial needs until further notice. As this situation develops, we will continue to keep you updated on changes to our city services.

as of 3/16/2020:
In accordance with Boone County, we will be restricting face-to-face interactions between City Service Staff and the Public in Response to Coronavirus starting 3/16/2020.

Serving our citizens remains our top priority for city staff. Please contact our offices via phone or email for questions or for any needs.

Cityofunionky.org
or
859-384-1511

We will continue to follow county and state guidance regarding keeping our offices open. Our website and social media will have the most up-to-date information possible.

In event of emergency, please contact Communications and Operations Director
Melissa Hinkle at
620-200-7074

Or [email protected]

At this time (3/11/2020), there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, but we should anticipate the likelihood of cases occurring throughout the Commonwealth, including NKY.

This is something to take seriously, but not panic.

This is the time to be pro-active – There are actions we all can take to plan and prepare ourselves and our families.

Pay attention to personal hygiene (For example, washing hands, keeping your hands away from your face, staying away from ill people, staying home from school or work if you or a child is sick).

Remember that 80% of people who get infected will have mild illness.

If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, call your health care provider to find out what you should do.

People over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney disease are more likely to have serious complications.  If you fit these categories, you should avoid crowds and do not fly on airplanes or go on cruise ships.

The NKY Health Department is working closely with all sectors of the community (e.g. local government, emergency management, fire/EMS, St. Elizabeth, CVG, schools, businesses, social services, and many others) to ensure that we are prepared together.

If you have a question or a concern, call the KY COVID HOTLINE at  1-800-722-5725.

 

You can stay up to date and find helpful resources by going to the health department’s website at nkyhealth.org (type COVID in the search box) or go to the websites for the CDC or Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Remain calm and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy.

Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH
District Director of Health

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