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The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has been serving the residents of Monroe County since 1952.  The vision of MCHD is to grow and expand public health services by promoting healthy behaviors, leading to healthy outcomes for our community. The mission of MCHD is to serve Monroe county citizens by adhering to the Ten Essential Services of Public Health and by continuing to be a vital partner in public health efforts that support prevention, promotion and protection.

 COVID-19 Case Monitoring

Kentucky:  105,242

Monroe County: 338

(Recovered: 255)

                                     (Deaths: 4)                    

We stand in solidarity with those affected during these difficult times.


 NEW: Kentucky’s Interactive Maps: View Confirmed Cases, Cases by County, Cases by Sex, Cases by Age Group, Confirmed Deaths, Deaths by Sex and Deaths by Age Group

Updated 10/30/2020 9:00 PM

Note: Monitoring data is dynamic and may change as more information becomes available.



The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is actively responding to the COVID-19 situation. Kentuckians can visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information.


Click HERE or call Kentucky's Non-Compliance Reporting Hotline at 1-833-597-2337 to report observations of non-compliance with the restrictions on workplace and public gatherings, as well as to report businesses that are non-compliant with the new face mask order




Food Manager Certifications


As per the Monroe County Health Department and the FDA Food Code 2013 requirements, each establishment shall have a certified food protection manager who is able to direct and control food preparation and service.  It is also a requirement for all establishments to have a Person-In-Charge (PIC) present at the establishment during all hours of operation. You can obtain the Food Manager Certification online.

Instructions for the online course:

Upon opening the website:

  • Select “Register” in the upper right-hand corner*
  • Enter your information and receive a confirmation email
  • Confirm your email address by clicking in the email
  • Select “Get New License”
  • Select “Food Manager Certification” $80

Take the course and test then print your certificate; you will also receive an electronic certificate.

*Each individual shall register with their own name, information, email, and password.

This program is most compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.


COMING SOON: An R-code will be available for establishments to purchase multiple licenses and distribute to employees to register and take the course.












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