Beshear: Kentuckians unemployed by COVID-19 may apply for Medicaid immediately


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that Kentucky now has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

One of the newest cases is an 8-month-old infant in Jefferson County. Officials say the infant is being treated at home. Beshear also confirmed the first case in Warren County.

Beshear also said all government assistance programs will automatically be extended for three months. These include programs such as SNAP and Medicaid. Additionally, if you are unemployed because of COVID-19, you may now immediately apply for Medicaid. To get more information, visit .

Beshear also announced that he is suspending all charitable gaming licenses effective immediately.

Additionally, banks will be required to adjust hours of operation and limit lobby access.

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(This story was originally published on March 18, 2020)

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