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This Issue:

Weekly COVID-19 Update


Gov. Beshear Launches ‘Shot at a Million’ Vaccine Incentive Drawing

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2021)  On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear invited Kentuckians to get a COVID-19 vaccine and enter for a Shot at a Million – the state’s new vaccine incentive drawing.

“This is a lifesaving and now possibly life-changing opportunity,” said Gov. Beshear. “You can get your shot of hope and then enter for a shot at $1 million or a shot at one of 15 full scholarships – both protecting you from this deadly virus and possibly transforming your future.”

The Governor announced two types of drawings that permanent residents of Kentucky can enter to win, at shotatamillion.ky.gov, if they have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. $1 million: Kentuckians 18 years old and older who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, may enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.
  2. Full Scholarship: Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old who have received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may enter to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, which includes tuition, room-and-board and books.

“This initiative underscores two critical points in our state’s recovery: higher education matters and so does health and safety,” said Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson, who joined Gov. Beshear in the Capitol Rotunda for the announcement. “If we want to take advantage of the pent up demand in our economy, now is the time to get vaccinated and trained up for the next generation of jobs. I want to thank Gov. Beshear for advancing both of these priorities.”

Prizes and Important Drawing Information
Entry begins Friday, June 4, 2021. The last day to enter each drawing is listed below along with drawing and announcement dates.

Entry End Date

Drawing Date

Announcement Date

Wed. June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Wed. July 28, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Wed. August 25, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Only one entry per person will be accepted, and each entry is eligible for all future drawings. However, winners will be removed from eligibility for future drawings.

Entering Shot at a Million Drawing
Visit shotatamillion.ky.gov. Entry requires Kentuckians to provide personal and contact information, including: name, birth date, email address, phone number, home address and the name and location of the place that provided you with the vaccine. Entry also requires agreement to the official rules of the drawing and agreement to allow the Kentucky Department for Public Health to verify your vaccination information. The website also offers information about eligibility, how to find a vaccine appointment, frequently asked questions and official rules.

Make a Vaccine Appointment
To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians). Kentuckians can text their zip code to GETVAX (438829) to receive three vaccine locations near them. Text VACUNA (822862) for Spanish. For detailed information on COVID-19 vaccinations and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund
On Friday, the Governor also announced he is directing a portion of the state’s federal funds for emergency rental assistance to the cities of Louisville and Lexington to continue their programs and ensure more Kentuckians harmed financially by the pandemic receive assistance with rent and utilities.

The Governor said the federal funding formula gave Louisville and Lexington, which had their own eviction relief programs, fewer funds than anticipated. The mayors of both cities recently asked the Governor to consider allocating a portion of the commonwealth’s funds to keep their local programs going.

The Governor presented Jeff O’Brien, director of Develop Louisville, with a check for $27 million of federal funds from the commonwealth for the city’s local program. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton also accepted an $11.7 million check from the Governor for the city’s program.

“This is part of our ongoing effort to help as many Kentuckians as possible with eviction and utility relief – landlords, tenants and utility companies,” said Gov. Beshear. “This funding represents more of the Team Kentucky spirit as we continue our strong partnership between Louisville, Lexington and the commonwealth by working together to ensure that the needs of Kentuckians are met and we can help those impacted by the pandemic.”

“Thanks to Gov. Beshear, we will now have the additional dollars we need to continue to prevent evictions in our community,” Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said. “With these funds, we will be able to help many citizens through their immediate crisis and beyond.”

“I am proud that our team at Louisville Metro Government has helped more than 23,000 residents facing a pandemic-related loss of income remain housed,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thank you to Gov. Beshear and Team Kentucky for this additional funding that will go a long way toward ensuring our residents have a safe and dry place to sleep at night.”

Under the federal emergency rental assistance program that passed Congress in late December 2020, the cities of Louisville and Lexington applied for direct funding from the federal government for their own local rent and utility assistance programs. Louisville received about $22.8 million and Lexington received about $9.6 million from the federal government for their programs.

The commonwealth received an allocation of $264 million in federal funds for the emergency rental assistance program. With this, the Beshear administration launched the Team Kentucky Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund (HHERF) on February 15, 2021 and, working with partners, has processed over $18 million to landlords and utilities across Kentucky on behalf of 2,800 renter households.

The state’s HHERF must obligate all funds by Sept. 30, 2025. For more information visit, https://teamkyhherf.ky.gov/.


On Wednesday, President Biden announced a National Month of Action to mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get 70% of U.S. adults at least one shot by July 4th, so that more people can get the protection they need to be safe from a pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans.

Throughout the month, national organizations, local government leaders, community-based and faith-based partners, businesses, employers, social media influencers, celebrities, athletes, colleges, young people, and thousands of volunteers across the nation will work together to get their communities vaccinated.

Thanks to the President’s whole-of-government response, the U.S. has made significant progress in its fight against the pandemic since the President took office less than 5 months ago. Already, 63% of adult Americans have gotten vaccinated, including 73% of Americans age 40 and over, and COVID-19 cases and deaths have plummeted as a result – cases are down over 90% and deaths are down over 85% since January 20.

Twelve states have already iven at least one shot to 70% of adults and more than 28 states and D.C. have fully vaccinated 50% or more of their adult populations, but millions of Americans still need protection against the virus.

Together, we’ve made incredible progress vaccinating America, but our work is not done yet. 

From June 4 to July 4, the We Can Do This campaign will launch a number of initiatives to mobilize Americans and communicate the importance of getting vaccinated. 

We need your help and are inviting you to join the We Can Do This Month of Action by signing up here.

Ways to participate include:

  • Mobilize Your Community. Join a Month of Action kick-off call. RSVP for an upcoming call at WHIGA@who.eop.gov
    • Host an in-person or virtual community vaccination and volunteer event(s) focused on mobilizing your residents to get vaccinated through local earned media events, canvassing, phone banks, and texting campaigns (Canvassing Toolkit as well as other outreach scripts and resources here).
    • Post on social media throughout the month of June (Digital toolkits available here).
    • Offer free, accessible public transit and paratransit to vaccination sites throughout all or portions of the Month of Action.
  • Promote ways to get vaccinated:  Share our websites and text messaging tools on your social media platforms to help your followers access available vaccines near them:
    • Vaccines.gov (English) and Vacunas.gov (Spanish)
    • Text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) in English or 822862 (VACUNA) in Spanish
    • Call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance in English, Spanish, and 150+ other languages
  • Join the COVID-19 Community Corps:  You’re invited to support the effort by joining the over 12,000 COVID-19 Community Corps members who are active nationwide.  As a member, you’ll receive the latest resources and invites to events through the Month of Action to help build vaccine confidence in your community. Join today.
  • COVID-19 College Challenge: The Administration is launching the COVID-19 College Challenge, where colleges and universities can take a pledge and commit to taking action to get their students and communities vaccinated by going to WhiteHouse.gov/COVIDCollegeChallenge. More than 200 colleges in 43 states have already taken the pledge and committed to the COVID-19 College Challenge. This challenge builds on the Administration’s work to facilitate partnerships between more than 60 community colleges and pharmacies in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to provide pop-up vaccination clinics at high-enrollment community colleges between now and July 4th.

For more information on getting involved in the Month of Action, visit www.wecandothis.hhs.gov. Please also reach out with any questions or to keep us posted on COVID-19 vaccination efforts you have underway by emailing us at: WHIGA@who.eop.gov.