Elizabethtown COVID-19 Elder & High Risk Match Program
Loving and serving our neighbors during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Elizabethtown COVID-19 Match wants to spread a message of hope and compassion by serving and loving our neighbors who are at risk of COVID-19. If you are a healthy young adult with low-risk factors for getting COVID-19, sign up today to be paired with an elder and/or high-risk person in our community who could use your help over the next several weeks.
We are preparing for the potential of a community outbreak of COVID-19 in Elizabethtown and Hardin County by identifying healthy young adults (whose risk factors are low) who are willing to be paired with an elder and/or high risk person in our community in order to coordinate the delivery of essential supplies if/when needed. We also want to encourage regular check-ins with these elders by phone or other electronic means.
This matching program is being organized by private citizens for the benefit of those in our community. To become a volunteer or if you are in need of assistance, please sign up under the appropriate Match Option listed below.
For any additional questions or if you prefer to sign up for assistance or volunteering by phone, leave a detailed message including your name and phone number to:
Brandon Keith (502) 822-6148
Kaytlin Edwards (502) 822-6515
Elizabethtown COVID-19 Match Options
I AM OVER 60 AND/OR HIGH RISK SEEKING A MATCH FOR ASSISTANCE
It's okay to ask for help, that's why we're neighbors!
TO SIGN UP FOR ASSISTANCE BY PHONE: Leave a brief message including your name and phone number to:
Brandon Keith (502) 822-6148 or Kaytlin Edwards (502) 822-6515
Matching those volunteers who are under 60, at low-risk and healthy with elders or others who are high-risk in our community who need to maintain social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 Virus. These volunteers live in your community and want to help you by getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and checking in every couple of days.
We care deeply about you and want you to remain healthy. Sign up today to receive a COVID-19 Match!
I AM UNDER 60, LOW-RISK, HEALTHY, AND WANT TO HELP MY NEIGHBOR
Be a friend. Be a neighbor. Be a helper.
Elizabethtown and Hardin County are full of loving, compassionate and kind people. During this time of social distancing, many elder and high risk members of your community are going to need assistance getting critical supplies while refraining from being in large public spaces.
It is our hope to match those of you who are under 60, at low-risk for COVID-19 and healthy with elder members and neighbors in your community who are high-risk so that you can love them through this. You can help your neighbors by picking up groceries or prescriptions, delivering a homemade meal, a book from the library or simple be intentional about checking in every couple of days.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725
The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as they are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the CHFS website linked above prior to calling the hotline.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is responding actively to the COVID-19 situation. The Kentucky State Health Operations Center is operating at Level 1, its highest activation level. This respiratory disease was first detected in a Kentucky resident on March 6, 2020.
For the latest information and prevention updates, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We take the privacy of your personal information very seriously and will only use the data that you provide to pair you with a COVID-19 Match that also lives in your community. Once we have made a match you will receive an email or a phone call with contact information about your COVID-19 Match. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send us an email at
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Once a match is made, you and your COVID-19 Match Volunteer will take complete ownership of the process. The idea behind Elizabethtown COVID-19 Match is to connect vulnerable people to those who are at low risk for COVID-19 that are willing and able to help in this time of recommended social distancing. When you meet your match, what you do and how often you do it is completely up to you.
- Call every couple of days to check in
- Make a homemade card
- Offer to pick up groceries or prescriptions
- Deliver a homemade meal
THE LEGAL STUFF
Please keep in mind that this initiative is being run by private citizens. We do not have the funds or the capacity to run background checks or screen participants beyond a friendly phone call. We will ask each volunteer to submit a valid drivers license or ID prior to being matched with an elderly or high risk individual. We are trusting that the people of Elizabethtown and Hardin County will continue to be good, honest and kind to one another. By completing the sign up form to be matched you agree that you accept all risk and responsibility and further hold any facilitator associated with ElizabethtownCOVID19Match.com harmless.