TEAM Members, Customers and Stakeholders of the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk:
The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk’s (OCCC) top concern is the health, safety and well-being of our TEAM members, customers and citizens.
Rest assured that the OCCC has been in constant and direct communication with the Kentucky Court of Justice, the Mayor’s Office, Jefferson County’s Circuit, Family and District Court Terms as well as our other judicial partners and stakeholders to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As you know, this is a rapidly evolving event. Like all challenges, we are stronger when we work together, and we will get through this difficult time.
At this time, we are all urged to avoid large groups of people and practice social distancing.
Let’s be kind to each other and use common sense. Do not panic or be selfish. Look out for the vulnerable or elderly.
Try to make the best of this situation, and take advantage of any extra time with your family:
- Weather permitting, take a walk or do an outdoor activity.
- Enjoy the beautiful parks in our neighborhoods and across our community.
- Do some spring cleaning.
- Take time for an important duty – completing the U.S. 2020 Census (my2020census.gov)
- Work on your 2019 tax return – not a “fun” activity, but an important one.
We recommend everyone follow these general preventive measures to help minimize the spread of germs:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and whenever you enter or leave locations.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid handshaking and hugs.
- Open doors with your closed fist or hip. Avoid grasping door handle with your hand, if possible, especially on bathroom doors.
- If possible, keep a personal bottle of hand sanitizer available for use after touching frequently used surfaces, when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe. Use disinfectant wipes, where available, to clean frequently handled surfaces.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If you have recently traveled to an area that is known to have experienced an outbreak of Coronavirus, please watch closely for symptoms which may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
- Practice good self-care, striving to keep your immune system strong (proper diet, exercise and sleep).
It is also important that families have an emergency plan in place, including knowing your emergency contacts and having backup plans for school cancellations, child-care center closings, work cancellation, etc.
If you have questions, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov or call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725.