Beshear issues new executive order, announces 204 new cases

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Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Ky. (WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear issued a new executive order limiting customers in life sustaining businesses to one person per household. There are exceptions for children or adults with mental or physical impairments; they can still accompany the one person to places such as the grocery store. The executive order also says no door-to-door solicitation and renews the order allowing pharmacies to do telehealth and renew prescriptions for another 30 days without going in physically to see a doctor.

Beshear says Kentucky is in its surge and knows cases are escalating. He announced 204 new cases and eight new deaths. He says 339 people have fully recovered.

Beshear is looking at at mail in voting for primary and says he is absolutely willing to do it. No official decision has been made.

Beshear assured kids the Easter Bunny is an essential worker and will not be affected by the travel restrictions in place.

He also gave a shoutout to Henderson County Schools for giving away books during grab and go lunch time Wednesday.

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