Beshear: Kentucky in ‘critical time’ as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Local News

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Resources from the CDC

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Coronavirus cases have now risen to 198 confirmed cases in Kentucky. Governor Andy Beshear also says a fifth person has now died in the state, a 75-year-old male in Jefferson County.

Gov. Beshear also announced that beginning next week, Kentucky is expected to have at least one drive-thru coronavirus testing facility.

Additionally, Gov. Beshear issued an additional executive order that businesses that are not life-sustaining businesses must close to in-person traffic. Professional services must close businesses to in-person work and work online or remotely only. If Kentuckians have questions about which businesses are to close, you can read the full executive order here.

Beshear added that independent contractors, small business owners, substitute teachers, freelancers, and some others can now apply for unemployment insurance.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the
Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on March 25, 2020)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories