CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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Boone County is taking a number of steps to provide accurate and timely information to citizens regarding the Corona virus outbreak and how the County government is responding.  A State of Emergency has been declared in Boone County in order to activate the County Emergency Operations Plan and to allow for efficient procurement and resource allocation in providing all necessary tools in providing government services. The NKY Health Department has advised that the residents in Boone County remain at low risk; however, everyone is encouraged to follow all Health Department and CDC guidelines to help prevent contracting or spreading the virus. This site provides links to resources at the Federal, state and local levels and identifies any policy or administrative changes impacting Boone County Departments. The site will be updated daily by Noon with the latest updates.  





                                                          LATEST UPDATES                                                      


August 3, 2020

The Boone County Clerk has announced that the Clerk's Office branch in Florence will be temporarily closed for health and medical reasons starting Monday, August 10, 2020. This is being done not only for the safety and health of the employees but for the public as well. 

The Burlington branch will be open as usual: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30-4:30 and Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30-6:00 (starting on the 11th).  The Burlington branch will be staffed with employees from the Florence branch to help with the overflow of traffic due to the temporary closing.  We will update everyone when more details become available as to when the Florence office will reopen.

The public can come to the Burlington office for all services. As always, the public can do the necessary functions via the mail, online, over the phone or by using our drop box in Walton.  Both the real estate and voting departments will be business as usual.


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The annual Senior Citizens Picnic has been CANCELLED. (Event was scheduled for September 9, 2020.)  


July 13, 2020

In order to provide a safe environment for the general public and county staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic, all visitors should expect to see proper safety measures in County Government Facilities in place such as, personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer and social distancing being practiced. Additionally, consistent with the facial covering requirements and exceptions listed in Governor Andy Beshear’s July 9, 2020 Executive Order, a facial cover mask will be required to enter all County Government Facilities, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020.


Drop-box services will be available outside the County Administration Building for all County Departments and Offices for those who wish to use this convenient service.


June 29, 2020

The Boone County Parks & Recreation Department has announced that it is re-opening basketball and volleyball courts in all County parks beginning June 29, 2020. 

June 8, 2020

The Boone County Parks & Recreation Department has announced that playgrounds and restroom facilities at County Parks will REOPEN on Friday, June 12. Residents should continue to practice social distancing. Surfaces will be cleaned regularly; however, parents should be cognizant that cleaning cannot be constant and should ensure hand washing and use of sanitizer regularly.

Click HERE to see an important message from Local 12 meteorologist John Gumm and the Boone County Parks Department about  the importance of social distancing in County Parks.


June 1, 2020

The Boone County Circuit Clerk has provided the following update with respect to driver licenses: Circuit court clerks statewide will resume limited driver’s license services pursuant to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Order 112204. For additional information, please visit the Boone County Circuit Clerk website by clicking here.


June 1, 2020

Boone County Solid Waste will be placing a cardboard recycling bin and a co-mingle recycling bin at the Walton Fire Department behind Kroger on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.


May 28,
2020


Starting on Monday, June 1, 2020, the offices in the County Administration Building, as well as, the Animal Shelter, Public Works and Parks Departments will be open to the public, including face to face interactions.

At the directive of Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore and County Administrator Jeff Earlywine, a Transition Task force was created to prepare all County facilities and departments for safe face to face public interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with Health Department guidance, all visitors to County facilities should expect to see appropriate safety measures in place.

The following offices and departments will open to face to face interactions: Boone County Clerk, Boone County PVA, Building Inspection, Planning and Zoning, Parks Department, Public Works, Assisted Housing, Finance Office, Occupational Licensing, and the Animal Shelter. All other offices remain open to serve the public and are available by telephone, email, and drop box services.

In order to provide a safe environment for the public and staff members during the COVID-19 Pandemic, visitors are asked to observe the following: Do not enter the County Administration Building if you are feeling sick and observe social distancing at all times during your visit. Visitors are also encouraged to wear a facial mask when visiting any County facilities and during face to face interactions with County staff.


May 8, 2020

An interactive site has been created which shows locations and contact information for all COVID-19 testing sites in NKY. To visit the COVID-19 testing resource page, click HERE

 

May 4, 2020

The Boone County Solid Waste Department has announced that the recycling program has re-started on a limited basis. Blue recycling bins are now available for the public to use and are located at the Boone County Extension Center Farmer's Market site in Burlington. The Recycling Center on the Public Works campus is now accepting appliances and drop off items from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Boone County residents should go straight to the Recycling Center and must have their ID to drop off items. For additional information, please click here.


Boone County River Sweep has been rescheduled for August 15, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. For more information, click here





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 JUDGE/EXECUTIVE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore has declared a State of Emergency in order to activate the County Emergency Operations Plan and to encourage cooperation between all levels of government and public health officials to ensure a proactive and coordinated response to the corona virus. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Boone County at this time, this action enables the Emergency Management Team to have additional resources at their disposal. This emergency declaration is in concert with declarations made by Campbell, Kenton, and Grant Counties which comprise the Northern Kentucky Health District.

declaration signing“Boone County has been closely monitoring the current situation and now is the appropriate time to act. We will continue to coordinate our efforts and assist in the multidisciplinary and regional response to the coronavirus,” Judge/Executive Moore said.  “Boone County residents should remain calm and be confident that County government will be doing everything within its power to keep the community safe and prepared. I urge everyone to continue to take appropriate steps to protect their own health in accordance with Northern Kentucky Health Department and CDC guidelines. The entire County organization and the Health Department have my full support and confidence.”





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                                               COUNTY DEPARTMENT UPDATES


ACCESS TO COUNTY BUILDINGS AND OFFICE BEGAN JUNE 1, 2020. COUNTY CLERK, PVA, BUILDING DEPARTMENT, PLANNING & ZONING, FINANCE , ASSISTED HOUSING AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AS WELL AS, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, ANIMAL SHELTER AND PUBLIC WORKS. OTHER DEPARTMENTS REMAIN OPEN AND ARE AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL AND PHONE.


Alcoholic Beverage Control (334-3260)

  • All applications for new state licenses must be completed online at: https://abc-portal.ky.gov/s/
  • For new or renewed county licenses, applicant must mail copy of 2020 state license to the Boone County Clerk with proper payment. License will be returned via mail.
  • State Alcoholic Beverage Control has created a Restaurant Alcohol Order FAQ which can be viewed here.
  • Carry out of alcohol is limited to businesses that currently carry a package license.
  • No face to face interaction between the public and staff.
  • All inquiries should be made via e-mail of phone
  • To view state order on restaurant closures and guidance on alcohol, click here.



Animal Control
  (859-586-5285)

  • Animal Shelter is open to the public observing strict social distancing guidelines. 
  • All in-takes/surrenders at the Animal Shelter are by appointment only. Please contact the Shelter if an emergency situation exists.  
  • The Office and Kennels are available by appointment.
  • Licenses may also be purchases via phone or mailed in to the Shelter.
  • Adoptable animals can be viewed on-line by clicking here
  • The volunteer program will be temporarily suspended to protect volunteers and staff. 
  • A donation receptacle has been placed outside the front door and will be available during business hours.


Assisted Housing (334-2105)

  • Applications accepted by e-mail, courier, in the hallway drop box, mail or fax only. 
  • Face to face interaction between the public and staff at the office available June 1. 

Building Inspection (334-2218)

  • Reopened to face to face interaction on June 1.
  • All permit applications may also be submitted via e-mail, fax, in the hallway drop box, mail or by courier. 
  • Inspectors will observe social distancing during inspections. 

 

Emergency Management (334-2279)

  • No Face to face interaction between the public and staff. 


Finance and Occupational License (334-2145, Finance and 334-2144, Occupational License)

  • Re-opened to dace to face interaction on June 1.
  • Public may continue to utilize drop box on second floor lobby.

 

Golf Courses (371-7550)

  •  Boone County Golf Courses re-opened on May 1 using a modified set of policies and procedures consistent with state guidance for social distancing and prevention measures for COVID-19.   Miniature golf is open. Clubhouses will be closed except for restroom facilities, simulators and proshop purchases. Payment will be credit card only. To book tee-times, visit https://www.boonecountygolf.com/ 

Human Resources (334-3126)

  • All applications should be submitted electronically.
  • Inquiries and forms should be submitted via e-mail, courier or mail. 
  • No face to face interaction between the public and staff. 
  • Meetings with staff should be conducted via phone. 

Human Services (334-2116)

  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone. 
  • Face to face interaction between the public and staff by appointment only. 

Information Systems (334-3567)

  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone. 
  • No face to face interaction between the public and staff. 

Judge/ Executive (334-3126)

  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone. 
  • No face to face interaction between the public and staff. 

Parks (334-2117)

  • Boone Cliffs is closed to all visitors. The Parks Department will advise when the Cliffs are re-opened.
  • Basketball and Volleyball Courts re-opened beginning June 29, 2020.
  • Questions and inquiries maybe made via e-mail or phone. 
  • Park Shelter reservations for groups of 50 or fewer will begin July 1, 2020.

Property Maintenance (334-2123)

  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone. 
  • No face to face interaction between the public and staff.

Public Works (334-3600)

  • Boone County Solid Waste will be placing a cardboard recycling bin and a co-mingle recycling bin at the Walton Fire Department behind Kroger on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
  • The Boone County Solid Waste Department has announced that the recycling program has re-started on a limited basis. Blue recycling bins are now available for the public to use and are located at the Boone County Extension Center Farmer's Market site in Burlington. The Recycling Center on the Public Works campus is now accepting appliances and drop off items from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Boone County residents should go straight to the Recycling Center and must have their ID to drop off items.
  •  Solid Waste has postponed April 15 Spring Cleanup.
  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone. 
  • Encroachment permits and other forms are encouraged to be submitted via e-mail, fax, courier or mail.
  • Reforest NKY event has been postponed for April 4. 


    PSCC (372-2300)

  • Office has re-opened to the public.
  • Questions and inquiries are encouraged be made via e-mail, through the website or by phone.
  • Accident Reports may be obtained at www.buycrash.com  For all other reports please send a self addressed envelope with a note requesting the report number.  Included must have any information helpful in locating the report if the report number is not included such as people involved, location,  Date and Time of incident, the Law Enforcement agency that took the report (Sheriff Dept or Florence PD) and any other information that may be helpful in locating the report.  Mail the request to:

    Boone County Records
    8100 Ewing Blvd. Ste 100
    Florence, KY 41042



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GOVERNMENT OFFICE INFORMATION

The state has established a hotline for reporting any concerns by the community with business activities. The COVID-19 reporting hotline is 1-833-KY-SAFER or (833)-597-2337. Residents can report businesses that are open that are not practicing social distancing and the necessary hygiene steps. The hotline will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Residents can leave messages after hours to make sure all reports are recorded. All calls will be answered by a Kentucky Labor Cabinet employee.

Concerns regarding businesses or other entities open in violation of a state order or not practicing required social distancing or hygiene may also be reported to the NKY Health Department at 859-341-4264.



County Attorney/ Child Support (334-3200/ 586-9100)

  • The County Attorney's Office is available via phone and e-mail and for drop-off of documents. Face to face meetings are by appointment only. 
  • The Child Support Office is open, observing social distancing guidelines.  

Circuit Clerk/ Driver's License (448-2904 - driver's license)

  • Circuit court clerks statewide will resume limited driver’s license services pursuant to Kentucky       Transportation Cabinet Order 112204. The changes start June 1, 2020. For additional information, please visit the Boone County Circuit Clerk website by clicking here
  • All attorneys encouraged to file new cases on-line.

County Clerk
(334-2108)


  • Offices reopened June 1.
  • The Clerk has provided a resource for renewing on-line which can be viewed by clicking here.
  • Citizens encouraged to conduct all business on-line or via phone.
  • Staff are also available to assist via e-mail and phone.  

County Sheriff (334-2175)

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office’s commitment to our customers is always of utmost importance. Our day to day operations have not changed and we are still offering all of our walk-in services during normal business hours, with a few exceptions. With that said, we are asking everyone to work with us in practicing social distancing to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 by considering the following alternatives to our walk-in services. 

When requesting reports, we are asking that you submit your request by mail, by phone or by emailing: bcs@boonecountyky.org. Collision reports can also be obtained by visiting: www.buycrash.com.

Carry and Concealed Deadly Weapons (CCDW) Applications/Renewals can be completed online by visiting: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/ccdw/ccdw-home/application. You are still required to pick up your CCDW License at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Lastly, fingerprint cards for employment and security guard licensing will be suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Planning Commission (334-2196)


  • Office is open observing social distancing guidelines. 
  • All applications and submittals encouraged to be made via e-mail, courier or on-line.
  • Questions and inquiries must be made via e-mail or phone.  


Property Valuation Administrator (334-2181)

  • Citizens encouraged to conduct all business on-line. 
  • Staff are available in office, as well as, via e-mail and phone.



Cities of Florence, Union and Walton

Additional information regarding the cities in Boone County can be found on the City's website, which can be be viewed by clicking the appropriate link below:

     CITY OF FLORENCE

     CITY OF UNION

     CITY OF WALTON


Boone County Public Library (342- 2665)
 

  • Open with Reduced Hours. All Boone County Public Library locations are open to the public, but hours of operation and the number of people allowed into each building are limited. The Boone Innovation Lab and the Book Cellar will remain closed until further notice. Return all items to the book drop. We cannot accept donations until further notice. All fines for overdue items are waived indefinitely.


    Library Hours

    Hours for All locations EXCEPT Chapin:

    Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM
    Sunday: Closed

     

    Hours for Chapin:

    Tuesday and Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM
    Wednesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
    MondayFridaySaturday, and Sunday: Closed

     

     

    Touchless Curbside Procedure

    1. Request a temporary, digital card ONLY if you don't have a library card already. We'll notify you when it's active.
    2. Place items on hold through our catalog(Limit of 10 with a digital card.)
    3. We will notify you when the items are available for pick-up.
    4. Come to the library and park in one of the designated spaces. Hebron patrons, please go to the drive-through.
    5. Call 859-342-2665, choose your location in the menu,and tell us that you arrived.
    6. We will check your items out, bring them to your vehicle, and place them in your trunk.
    7. Please have your library card number with you.