CCHD to begin free COVID-19 testing Monday at Tie Breaker Park

The Christian County Health Department has announced free COVID-19 testing that will begin Monday at Tie Breaker Park in Hopkinsville.

During the bi-weekly news conference Friday, Amanda Sweeney of the Christian County Health Department said it will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and it’s for first responders, health care workers and people exhibiting symptoms.

Participants should enter the park via Lafayette Road.

Christian County is up two to 81 total cases of COVID-19. Thirty-nine are active, thirty-nine have recovered and three patients have died  Beth McCraw of Jennie Stuart Health says they have five confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized and six admitted patients are awaiting testing results. She also shared good news that two of the confirmed patients are recovering well at this time.

Alisha Barton with the local Salvation Army says they are continuing to serve the homeless and other needy populations with to go meals from the soup kitchen during the pandemic.

She says the City of Hopkinsville will be assisting the Salvation Army to keep its emergency shelter open 24 hours a day when $5,000 from an anonymous donor that has kept it open the last 30 days runs out.

Barton says they have funds available to assist people struggling to pay their natural gas bill and they are awaiting additional funds through the stimulus package to help more people struggling financially.

You can hear updates each Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the WHOP Family of Stations and streamed on our websites.