Kentucky Partners with Kroger to Provide Vaccine
Andy Beshear announced January 14
a partnership with Kroger that will provide the COVID-19 vaccine
throughout Kentucky starting February 1.
Kroger will announce the location and scheduling
details for its first mass drive thru clinics on January 28, planning
to vaccinate any person in Phase
1 (A, B, or C) of Kentucky’s vaccine distribution plan. Once more
vaccines are available, Kroger said
more sites and appointments will be made through the Kroger
When they open, the vaccines will be available to
more people. All of group 1--A, B and C--will be eligible:
1A: Long term
care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living), health care personnel
responders, anyone over the age of 70 and K-12 school personnel (Check
the KDE COVID-19 website)
is currently in the 1A and 1B phase. If you are over age 70, you
are now eligible for the COVID vaccination and can register directly
for an appointment via the city’s healthcare partners: Norton
of Louisville Health or Baptist
older than 60, anyone older than 16 with the highest risk of having
health problems from the virus, and all essential workers
Check the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website
to determine underlying medical
conditions at risk for contacting
the severe COVID-19 Illness.
You can also check your local
health department website or Facebook page to see if they are
registering persons for the supply
of vaccine as it becomes available and if you fit into a high
KCJ Adds Dedicated DHH Website Page
The Kentucky Court of Justice recently updated its
website with a dedicated page for deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians.
Licensed interpreters will also be able to easily access information in
regards to language access for
a complaint for language
access in court setting.
directory for legal settings.
•How to become a Kentucky
To access the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
webpage from Kentucky
Court of Justice’s website, see photo for shortcut: Go
to the upper right corner to “Contact.” Select “American Sign Language”
in the drop down menu.
NDC Resources for
High School Graduates
Are you planning for your future after
high school? Are you planning to return to college or learn a trade? The
National Deaf Center offers
great guides and resources to prepare for great success!
is Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
are available in the classroom or living quarters?
Learning during the Pandemic
Visit the NDC website for tips
for teachers, instructors, students, families, employers and
KSD Launches “The Center’s” News E-Blast
The Kentucky School
for the Deaf recently launched its first edition news e-blast through
its Outreach program, The Kentucky Statewide
Educational Resource Center on Deafness. The
Center will publish
its update three times per school year.
The Center provides
services, resources and support for children from birth to 21 years old
who are deaf or hard of hearing by collaborating with their families,
communities and professionals who serve them.
If you have questions
or would like to submit information for the next update, please contact
Laure VanConia at email@example.com
or Heather Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the green box
below to sign up for future updates.
Little Ears Hearing
Center Offering Counseling
Are you looking for
some support? Struggling with your child’s behaviors during the
pandemic? Concerned about the emotional impact on your family?
Little Ears Hearing
1050 E Market Street, Louisville, is offering FREE counseling and consulting sessions to parents of
children with hearing loss, ages birth to 5 five years old.
Meetings are held
by phone or Zoom and last through March 31.
Little Ears is part
of Open Arms Children's Health, a
Service of Home of the Innocents.
information, contact Dr. Shelley Moats at 502-596-1134 or email@example.com
to get more information or visit their website.
KCDHH Seeking Applications for Secretary
KCDHH has a job opening for the position of Executive Administrative Secretary. If
you are interested in applying, please email your resume and cover
letter to Elise.Kitchen@ky.gov.
MASK UP KY! Free Clear Masks Still
Thanks to a grant and generous sponsors, KCDHH has been able to partner with
various agencies who work directly with individuals who are deaf or
hard of hearing to provide the ClearMask for
FREE. Teachers, interpreters, employers, mental health counselors,
hospitals, clinics, medical providers and nursing homes should visit
the KCDHH website for
more information. KCDHH recommends deaf and hard of hearing
individuals/parents of deaf and hard of hearing children request two ClearMasks so they may take them to appointments to
ask doctors and others they meet with to wear them.
Parents of children
who are deaf or hard of hearing may visit
Kentucky Hands and
COVID-19 Pandemic Resources
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and
Other EEO Laws
Team Kentucky source for information concerning COVID-19
Cabinet for Health & Family Services COVID-19 Drive-Thru Locations
Outreach/Resources for D&HH Students During COVID-19
Important Links for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Association of America Kentucky Chapters
For those who have deaf family members who use sign language,
consider downloading Sorenson Wavello and/or the ZVRS Sivo app on your smartphone. This app
makes it possible for you to see your loved ones on your screen next to
Other KCDHH Resources:
Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)
Landline or wireless equipment for
Kentucky residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or
have both a hearing and vision loss.