GRDHD announces new requirement for buffets, Owensboro Health updates visitor restrictions

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Daviess County officials from several agencies updated the community on COVID-19 Thursday.

Green River District Health Department Director Clay Horton says the number of COVID-19 cases are going down, and he believes we’ve entered the recovery phase.

Regarding buffets, Horton says that would be a good way to spread the virus. Horton says while guidance discourages buffets, that may not be a possibility for all businesses. Horton says he is requiring employees in protective equipment to serve food at those restaurants. Health inspectors will be out, and information has been distributed to the restaurants about this.

Representative Suzanne Miles encouraged viewers to spend money in Kentucky and support local businesses to help boost the state’s economy.

Owensboro Health announced an update to their visitor restrictions beginning May 26. Inpatient surgery will resume May 26, and the Healthpark is scheduled to open June 1.

Dr. Francis DuFrayne said he’s heard of people thinking Vitamin D can help COVID. He says that is not true, and high does can cause damage.

O.Z. Tyler and Glenmore Distilleries are continuing to produce hand sanitizer, according to EMA director Andy Ball. It will soon be available for purchase. Eyewitness News will share the links when they become available.

Judge Executive Al Mattingly says 6,000 masks were distributed Thursday and they have distributed 32,000 masks total. Mattingly says more will be given out next week.

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