According to Melony Bray, spokesperson for Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Calloway County and the surrounding area are experiencing a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 and associated hospitalizations.

“Current incidence rates are four times higher than the threshold for the county to be considered a High Transmission area,” Bray said.  “Effective Jan. 14, 2022, Murray-Calloway County Hospital activated the Emergency Operations Plan and is implementing Crisis Standards for staffing per CDC guidelines.