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Kentucky's Response to COVID-19

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REQUIREMENTS

Face Coverings Mandate

Price-Gouging Prohibited

Executive Order on Dispensing of Pharmaceuticals

Executive Order on Utility Relief

Executive Order effective Dec. 14

  • Private social gatherings – limited to a maximum of two households and a maximum of eight people
  • Current restrictions and guidelines are available on the state's Healthy at Work website.

Executive Order effective Nov. 23. See slide here.

  • Schools – All public and private schools (K -12) to cease in-person instruction:
    • Middle and high schools will remain in remote or virtual instruction until at least Jan. 4, 2021.
    • Elementary schools may reopen for in-person instruction Dec. 7 if their county is not in the red zone and the school follows all Healthy at School guidance.

GUIDANCE

KYCOVID19.KY.GOV
This website is Kentucky's central resource for all COVID-19 information and guidance. The COVID-19 Hotline – (800) 722-5725 – is a service operated by the health care professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. For general inquiries, please send an email to KyCovid19@ky.gov. KyCovid19.ky.gov also includes weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky.

Click the following links for information on: daily incidence rate (red zone) maps; COVID-19 daily reports; COVID-19 testing; Healthy at Work guidance; Healthy at School guidance; the Department for Public Health's travel advisory; contact tracing; guidance for health care providers, labs and facilities; telehealth; KYSafer (reporting non-compliance); face coverings; and reporting price-gouging.

RED ZONE RECOMMENDATIONS
See red zone counties here. See red zone county recommendations here. See school guidance based on color-coded zone here.

TESTING
The Governor said Kentuckians can find more than 350 testing locations here.

To register for surge testing in Louisville (Kentucky Exposition Center) or Lexington (Keeneland Racecourse), visit DoINeedACOVID19Test.com. Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

ASSISTANCE

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Go to KCC.ky.gov for more information and to file a claim. You can also call 1-502-875-0442 (File a Claim) or 1-877-369-5984 (Request a Payment). See other UI contact information (email and phone numbers) here.

KYNECT
Website available in: Arabic (عربى); Bosnian (Bosanski); Chinese (中文); English (English); French (Français); Russian (русский); Somali (Somali); Spanish (Español); Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Visit kynect.ky.gov to apply for health insurance; benefit programs covering food assistance (SNAP), child care assistance, financial aid for children and caregivers (KTAP) and more; and to learn more about local help with food, transportation, housing, employment, finances, physical and mental health.

VACCINE UPDATE

Kentuckians should visit KYCOVID19.ky.gov to view the latest information available on the vaccine, including:

FULL COVID-19 RESPONSE FROM GOV. ANDY BESHEAR

To see previous COVID-19 actions from Gov. Beshear, which began when he declared a state of emergency on March 6, 2020, click here.



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