Closures and cancellations
In the past week, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department said Perry County has continued to see a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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.
According to health officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department, two employees at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Last week and this week, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have several new confirmed COVID-19 cases in their service area, had the first COVID-19 related death and has experienced an increase in pediatric cases.
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.
Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have confirmed several new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend within Perry County and the KRDHD service area. Many of these cases, said KRDHD officials, were church-related.
Today, June 18, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in their service area. The patient, said KRDHD, passed away from complications linked to COVID-19.
After months of not getting to visit their loved ones due to restrictions set in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center are now able to see friends and family during outdoor visits. The visits are made possible by a plexiglass outdoor vis…
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.
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)…
Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have confirmed several new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend within the KRDHD service area.
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.
This year, officials with the Kentucky State Police had planned to host the 55th year of their Trooper Island Kid’s Camp. However, due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he has made the tough decision to cancel camp, but with a twist. Brew…
A recent study found that food insecurity still heavily impacts Eastern Kentucky counties more than the rest of the state, and the problem could worsen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local school officials continue to develop plans for the upcoming school year and determine how to proceed in the “new normal.” Hazard Independent School District Superintendent Sondra Combs said, so far, much is undecided and the district is taking all gu…
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…
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. gave the legislature an update June 4 on how the Judicial Branch has responded to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) joined Kentucky’s 172 superintendents and leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) during a June 2 webcast to provide additional guidance on reopening school buildings in the fall.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced that circuit court clerk offices will be temporarily allowed to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely through July 31, 2020.
The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet announced May 29 that four parks previously designated as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will also soon reopen.