Welcome to the Kentucky VOAD

Kentucky Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (KyVOAD) will NOT be having our bi-weekly Conference calls until further notice.  Please scroll down to find our next available meeting date.  Please do not hestitate to contact Jim or Robyn if you have an emergency. You will find our contact information under the Kentucky VOAD Membership or ContactTab.  Following is also information regarding staying safe through COVID19. 


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We will get through this.  We will get through this together.” Governor Beshear

“Kentucky’s test of humanity requires sacrifice, planning and patience, and perseverance.” Governor Beshear


Governor Beshear declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Kentucky on March 6, 2020

For all the actions taken by Governor Beshear, go to https://governor.ky.gov/covid19

Governor Beshear encourages Kentuckians to light their houses, businesses, places of worship, and government facilities green and ring their bells at 10:00am daily, to remember Kentuckians who lost their lives to COVID-19

County election officials that have requested National Guard support, or potentially using Guard support, for the upcoming Kentucky Primary Election on June 23, are to contact their county Emergency Management (EM) office to submit a WebEOC Resource Request for National Guard support.  Guard support can only be used to assist with social distancing, traffic control, crowd control, cleaning, and maintaining a safe environment


State Parks are open, except for camping, which will open June 11. Pools and playgrounds will remain closed


Starting June 8, reopening of museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries, and distilleries

Historic Horseracing Facilities will open on June 8

NASCAR will hold races at the KY Speedway over four days from July 9 - 12 without fans

Businesses that opened May 22 at 33% capacity will be able to expand to 50% capacity on June 22, if they meet the guidelines

Starting June 29, reopening for groups of 50 people or less, bars, and KY Kingdom

As directed by the Governor's Office, as we begin transitioning to Healthy at Work, State employees requesting out of state/out of country travel for official business during the state of emergency must be submitted to your HR Department for pre-approval from the Governor's Office

Child Care Centers

Starting June 8, reopening of in-home child care of 10 or less children


Starting June 15, reopening of licensed, center-based child care open for all families


Businesses can order 3-ply disposable masks through the KY Chamber of Commerce at www.kychamber.com/maskorderform


Businesses can order hand sanitizer directly from the Kentucky Distillers Association at www.kyhandsanitizer.com

Proposals for reopening commerce: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/TeamKentucky/ReopenKY

Test Sites

KY has 183 (+0) active test sites, for the latest on test sites, visit KY COVID-19 Testing Locations


First Care Clinics’ test sites can be found at https://firstcareclinics.com/locations/


Kroger DTTS will continue in Louisville and Lexington through Friday.  Bowling Green testing will run through Friday.  Elizabethtown testing ended today.  Testing is open to all. Sign up at Krogerhealth.com/Covidtesting


Kroger DTTS will continue in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Elizabethtown for the week of June 8 - 12.  Testing is open to all.  Sign up at Krogerhealth.com/Covidtesting


Kroger DTTS will begin new hours of operation at all sites on Monday, June 8.  The new hours of operation will be from 7:30am to 2:30pm local time.  The change in testing hours is being made to avoid the high temperatures and humidity of late afternoon


KY COVID-19 Hotline: 800-722-5725

KY COVID-19 Website: kycovid19.ky.gov

KY COVID-19 Spanish Website: www.tinyurl.com/kygovespanol

KY COVID-19 Other Translations Website: www.tinyurl.com/kygovtranslations

KY COVID-19 Pediatric (PMIS) Helpline: 800-722-5725

Link to Governor’s YouTube Site: Governor Beshear’s YouTube

To report price gouging: 888-432-9257 or fill out the complaint form online

Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Hotline: 888-432-9257

KY Clinicians: 888-404-1539

DPH SHOC: 502-564-5460

Twitter: #TeamKentucky     #TogetherKY     #Patriot     #HealthyAtHome     #HealthyAtWork

CDC: cdc.gov/coronavirus 800-232-4636, TTY 888-232-6348

Medicaid enrollment: www.healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov or 855-459-6328

Public Assistance Benefits: www.benefind.ky.gov or 855-306-8959

WIC screening tool: WIC Screening Tool

Small Business Disaster Assistance: www.sba.gov/disaster or 800-659-2955, TTY: 800-877-8339

KY SBA Fact Sheet: https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20200320_SBA_EIDL-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Report unsafe or unauthorized activities to 1-833-KYSAFER (1-833-597-2337) between 7:30am - 9pm EST or visit kysafer.ky.gov

To determine if a business is essential or non-essential, call 1-833-KYSAFER (1-833-597-2337) between 7:30am - 9pm EST or visit: kysafer.ky.gov

FEMA Disaster Distress Helpline, Crisis Counselors on standby 24/7: 800-985-5990, text “TalkWithUs” to 66746, website: disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Team Kentucky Fund donations: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/PPC/KYCOVID-19Donate

Team Kentucky Fund applications: https://teamkyfund.ky.gov/

Local Health Department listing: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dafm/LHDInfo/AlphaLHDListing.pdf

PPE donation hotline is 833-448-3773 or giveppe.ky.gov

Testing location and registration details: KY COVID-19 Testing Locations

Proposals for reopening commerce: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/TeamKentucky/ReopenKY

To request an absentee ballot, go to: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/abrweb/

To complete the 2020 Census, go to: my2020census.gov

To apply for P-EBT go to: benefind.ky.gov or call 855-306-8959

The UI website is kcc.ky.gov

PPE Request Fact Sheet: PPE Fact Sheet




Welcome to the KY VOAD

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster 


The Kentucky VOAD is a forum of organizations which share knowledge and resources throughout a disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to support and offer assistance to disaster survivors and their communities.

Members of the Kentucky VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.  Please click on any tab above to find out more information, or contact us under the "contact" tab. 


2019-2020 Ky VOAD Elect Officers:

Robyn Renner - Chair: Christian Appalachian Project Disaster Relief 

Larry and Elaine Koch - Vice Chair: Ky Baptist Disaster Relief

Kristina Rowles - Secretary: Appalachia Service Project

Jim Garrett - Treasurer: Ky Emergency Management Volunteer Liason 



2020 KY VOAD Quarterly Meetings


September 10, 9:30 - 12:00 (Election of Officers)

Host: Kentucky Annual Conference United Methodist - Jim Morris

Location: Crestwood

Special Program: Michele Pinkston, Director of Pharmacy Emergency Preparedness for the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. 


December 10, 9:30 - 12:00

Host: Christian Appalachian Project

Location: 2528 Palumbo Drive, Lexington KY

Special Program: TBD


2021 KY VOAD Quarterly Meetings

  • 1st Quarterly Meeting

           When: March 11, 2021 – 9:30 – 12:00



           Special Program:


  • 2nd Quarterly Meeting

When: June 10, 2021 – 9:30 – 12:00



Special Program


  • 3rd Quarterly Meeting

When: September 9, 2021



Special Program:


  • 4th Quarterly Meeting

When: December 9, 2021



Special Program:


2019 FEMA Region IV National VOAD Conference:



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