OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- Republican Kentucky Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited with doctors in Owensboro Thursday to discuss the impact of the CARES Act in western Kentucky.
The legislation provided $4.6 million for colleges, clinics, and other area groups after being passed in late March.
Sen. McConnell said, “I just think it’s too early to make a final judgment about how much, or when, but about a month from now, we’ll take a look at how things are going to be able to make a more intelligent decision.”
Sen. McConnell added that the Department of Justice is awarding the City of Owensboro a $66,000 grant to aid in the city’s pandemic response.
Sen. McConnell also talked about masks and says there should not be a stigma to wearing a mask during the pandemic.
“Even among age groups that are the least likely to contract this disease or die from it, you could be a carrier. So, I think what we all need to do is say, ‘O.K., I’m going to take responsibility not only for myself, but for others,'” McConnell said.
(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)