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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.

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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 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.

On Monday, July 20, the Johnson County Health Department released a statement on social media updating the community on the COVID-19 situation in Johnson County.


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.

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.

Two University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) graduates have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic during their residencies. Soon after COVID-19 cases began spiking in the U.S., Rachel Willimann, D.O., a third-year pediatric resident working a…

Kentucky Blood Center announced on June 7 there is a critical need for blood donors as the nationwide blood shortage which has been plaguing many areas of our country for weeks has impacted the commonwealth. KBC, which supplies blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals, has an urgent need for…

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Paintsville High School students, faculty and families celebrated the Class of 2020 with a nontraditional graduation ceremony on Friday, May 15. The drive-in style ceremony was held on the football field, followed by a parade through downtown Paintsville. Many members of the community lined …


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