Gov. Andy Beshear - Team Kentucky Update 9.2.2021
The Johnson County Health Department has struggled in the past approximately two week period with reaching many of the individuals within Johnson County who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Public Health Director Julie Bush.
Since the pandemic began, 42 Johnson County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the Johnson County Health Department, and 12 of those deaths have happened since the beginning of August, with this month accounting for 28.5 percent of deaths in the county.
With COVID-19 cases swelling rapidly and surpassing records in Johnson County, state Rep. Bobby McCool said the situation surrounding schools in Kentucky is “delicate” and that he would like to see more flexibility for school boards to allow for per-school switches to virtual and extended no…
While the Johnson County Health Department continues to offer its weekly vaccination clinics on Wednesdays and has seen an average of 50 to 55 residents receive a vaccine each week for the past four weeks, Johnson County Public Health Director Julie Bush said the county is also on a course t…
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, according to a statement fr…
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Johnson County, with active cases nearly doubling since last week’s Aug. 4 update and the Johnson County Health Department continuing to support vaccination efforts.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Aug. 10 that he has signed an executive order which will make a mandate of his earlier recommendation that school districts have both students and adults in schools wear masks while indoors for 30 days.
On July 26, Gov. Andy Beshear shared new masking recommendations for K-12 schools in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and Gov. Andy Beshear held a press conference on July 19 and alerted the public about the growing concern regarding the Delta variant of COVID-19 and how it is already ’spreading like wildfire’ among unvaccinated communities.
Starting May 13, all state vaccination sites in Kentucky can administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Kentuckians who are 12-15 years-old, and this follows the FDA’s recent emergency use authorization and the CDC’s approval of the vaccine for that age group.
Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center has been named a regional COVID-19 vaccination center by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), has updated the flagship Healthy at School guidance based on the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) have released updates to the state’s flagship Healthy at School guidance based on the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has decided to abruptly end extended unemployment insurance payments for Kentuckians. Extended benefit payments for 4,723 claimants will cease this weekend due to federal rules.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Nov. 18 announced several new steps the state is taking to stem the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus across the commonwealth, including the closure of schools and in-person service for bars and restaurants.
The Supreme Court issued new guidelines to the state court system Oct. 29 as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Kentucky and across the country.
Gov. Andy Beshear, in his first public press conference since completing quarantine after being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, announced Oct. 26 new “Red Zone Reduction Recommendations” for counties which are considered as being classified as “red.”
Kentucky released its guidance regarding Halloween activities and is recommending people avoid high-risk activities and continue to follow recommendations such as wearing masks and social distancing.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will hold a virtual town hall from 6-7:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 17 to discuss the new four-color decision-making metric for school officials.
Kentucky Blood Center announced Sept. 14 that, in an effort to recruit donors for convalescent plasma donation, donations made at KBC donor centers now through Oct. 3 will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
Public Health Director Julie Bush of the Johnson County Health Department released a statement during the evening of August 15 urging the public to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.
The Johnson County Health Department announced five new cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 10. The new cases included a 58-year-old female, a 37-year-old male, a 32-year-old male, a 54-year-old male and a 49-year-old female, all of whom were symptomatic. According to a statement released by JCHD, thi…
Gov. Andy Beshear recommended on Aug. 10 that school districts delay their return to in-person classes until Sept. 28, saying it is a “difficult but necessary step.”
The Kentucky Education Association, which represents 42,000 educators in the state, issued a statement Aug. 7 asking for school districts to decide to begin the school year virtually, as opposed to in-person.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and U.S. Attorney Rob Duncan issued a warning Aug. 5 of a potential scam related to Kentuckians receiving unsolicited packages of personal protective equipment (PPE) from foreign countries.
Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman have started an initiative that calls for Kentuckians to donate face masks to local school districts in order to help school staff, teachers and students against COVID-19 in the upcoming school year.
As of the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Johnson County Health Department has announced that the community has had a total of 41 cases of COVID-19, with 18 having recovered and 23 active cases
Today, July 30, officials with ARH announced that due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus and support the safest hospital environments for all patients, ARH staff will be limiting visitors, and the following revi…
Gov. Andy Beshear announced new steps being taken in an attempt to curb what he referred to as an escalation of COVID-19 cases and a rising positivity rate of the virus.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced several steps on July 20 that the state has taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 related to travel and social gatherings, the day after Kentucky’s highest single-day number of reported COVID-19 cases.
In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a statement on July 16 that 22 Eastern Kentucky governments have applied for and been granted $5,523,949 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for lo…
COVID-19 cases are beginning to rise in Johnson County, officials said this week, and residents should take precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Walmart and Sam’s Club, two large nationwide retailers, will require all customers to wear face masks or facial coverings inside of their stores starting July 20.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – People can make appointments for in-person unemployment insurance (UI) services that will be offered next week in Covington and Prestonsburg to assist Kentuckians while ensuring the safety of those needing assistance and limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in a statement July 10 that a court rule whether Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order requiring Kentuckians to wear masks was done in violation of a restraining order handed down July 9.
Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order mandating that all Kentuckians must wear facial coverings in certain public situations starting 5 p.m. July 10, following days of continuous COVID-19 case spikes throughout the state.
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband reiterated in a statement issued June 30 that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health has now issued a public health advisory for Kentucky residents who have traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over the past two weeks, after an initial warning to Kentuckians only one day earlier.
State health officials urge Kentuckians to be careful if they plan to travel to or have traveled to Myrtle Beach, a popular South Carolina beach, amid several recent clusters of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia that have been directly tied to the area.
Questions about COVID-19 dominated the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Special Superintendents’ Webcast on June 16.
Gov. Andy Beshear directed his administration to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep voters and poll workers safe during Kentucky’s primaries next Tuesday.
Johnson County Public Health Director Julie Bush has released a statement June 17 about a newly-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a patient of Venture Home Again in Paintsville.
Researchers from the University of Kentucky said they are asking for everyone’s help in learning how to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus. The community, said UK representatives, is invited to complete a survey as part of the COVID-19 Prevention Project from Wellness, Health and You (WHY)…
The United Mine Workers of America International Union announced June 16 that it has taken legal action intended to force the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect miners from COVID-19.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released guidance on June 15 on considerations for schools in the case of intermittent closures during the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.