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This week, the Perry County School District announced that the district is going to continue to require masks inside its buildings following last week’s legislative session. Hazard Independent Schools had not yet announced a plan for responding to the legislature’s action as of presstime Sept. 15.

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After multiple changes were recently enacted by the legislature in order to limit school districts’ ability to go fully virtual, as well as the limiting of any statewide mask mandates to be issued,  Hazard Independent and Perry County School Districts are continuing to operate as normally as…

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Throughout Perry County and across the state, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise, and according to local healthcare officials, this trend will follow in the coming weeks. With the increase of cases and community transmission levels, local healthcare providers are continuing to promote COV…

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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.

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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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Today, Nov. 9, Perry County School District Superintendent Jonathan Jett released an online statement informing parents and the community that all schools in the Perry County school district will temporarily cancel all classes until Nov. 30 due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.

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Today, Nov. 4, healthcare officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced that individuals at two businesses in Perry County have tested positive for COVID 19.

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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.”

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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.

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Over the weekend, the numbers of confirmed positive and probable COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Perry County, leaving Perry County at more than 100 active cases.

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Today, Aug. 21, officials with the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in one employee and three veteran residents at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.

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Over the weekend, the numbers of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Perry County and throughout the entire Kentucky River District Health Department service area. Today, several new confirmed and probable cases were announced by the KRDHD.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The numbers of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have continued to spike in Perry County and throughout the entire Kentucky River District Health Department service area. Since last week, there have been several new confirmed and probable cases announced by the KRDHD.

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Like many facilities and organizations, the Kentucky River Regional Jail has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has been implementing changes to ensure safety.