Beshear: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing coming to Madisonville Kroger


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday Kroger is expanding its partnership with the Commonwealth by adding four more drive thru COVID-19 testing sites across the state, including in Madisonville.

The testing sites will be open April 21-24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The new sites will be in Madisonville, Somerset, Paducah, and Pikeville.

Beshear says the testing is open to residents in the region around the city and not just the city. Officials say they want to do 1,000 tests over the 3 days at each of the four sites. For more info, click here.

Beshear also announced 159 new cases and says he’s expecting a higher number tomorrow. One of those cases in a 10-month-old baby in Lincoln County.

Beshear also confirmed he is now working with a handful of other Midwest states, including Indiana and Illinois, to reopen states in a regionally consistent manner. He expects to have further plans for when Kentucky will begin to reopen on Friday.

Additionally, Beshear says he is working on creating a way for people to voice concerns or support at the capital to help prevent protests like occurred on Wednesday.

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(This story was originally published on April 16, 2020)

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