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Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations
Five monoclonal antibody injection teams coming to Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) – Following the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s amended authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear said today that his administration recommends the following Kentuckians who received a Pfizer vaccine series get a booster six months after their second...

Gov. Beshear Expands Kentucky National Guard Support to More Hospitals
Five Kentucky children with COVID-19 on ventilators
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said he has now deployed 505 Kentucky National Guard members to 29 hospitals throughout the state, expanding the Guard’s presence by 94 members and to four more hospitals.
“This is the largest deployment of the Kentucky National Guard for a health care crisis in the commonwealth’s history,” said Gov. Beshear. “We continue to hear from our hospitals how much these incredible professionals help.”
As of today, 64 of 96 Kentucky hospitals are reporting critical staffing shortages, and...

Gov. Beshear: National Disaster Medical System Team Arrives in Hazard
Governor also requests 30-day extension of FEMA EMS strike teams helping transport COVID-19 patients
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2021) – In his latest action to support strained Kentucky hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) team he requested arrived at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Hazard today and will stay for two weeks.
The Governor has also requested a 30-day extension of the five Federal...

Gov. Beshear: ‘Due to National Shortage, There Will Not Be Enough Monoclonal Antibody Infusions Anywhere. Get the Vaccine.’
Seventy percent of eligible Kentuckians 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky administered more than 5,000 monoclonal antibody treatment courses last week, but the state will only receive 4,960 courses this week due to a national shortage. They will be allocated to 79 sites around Kentucky based on backorder requests, current inventory and previous week utilization.
“We will have at least one monoclonal antibody treatment provider in each of our Area Development Districts, but there’s not going to be enough...

Kentucky Doctor on COVID-19: ‘It’s Hard to Tell a 40-Year-Old They’re Going to be Dead Within 24 Hours and There’s Nothing We Can Do’
Colleague adds: ‘I’ve been in codes not just for people my age, but my kid’s age’
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state is supporting hospitals in the fight against COVID-19 with expanded personnel and testing assistance, as health care professionals sound the alarm on the delta variant’s threat, even to young Kentuckians.
From March 2020 to May 2021, before the delta variant was dominant in the United States, 74% of COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky were among those 70 and older, and 98% were among those 50 and older. From June...

Gov. Beshear: More Than 300 Additional Guard Members Will Support Strained Hospitals Across Kentucky
Governor also recognized nursing students helping health care systems amid COVID-19 surge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said more teams from the Kentucky National Guard will arrive over the next week at strained Kentucky hospitals. Assisting with nonclinical functions within the hospitals to allow hospital staff to focus on patient care, 310 additional Guard members will support 21 hospitals around the...

Gov. Beshear Reports Record-High Week for New COVID-19 Cases
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky has recorded more than 13,000 new COVID-19 cases in just four days. The Governor also reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases in one week, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, with 30,680 cases, topping the previous record-high week reported the week before.
“We continue to see more cases than is safe by any means,” said Gov. Beshear. “The bad news is we had the worst week ever last week. Our hospitals continue to be pushed to the brink. If we have one bad week, we can very quickly run out...

Gov. Beshear: Three FEMA Strike Teams Arrive Today to Help with Surging, Severe COVID-19 Cases
Governor requested strike teams to assist in Louisville, Prestonsburg and Somerset
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2021) – Gov. Andy Beshear said three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strike teams he requested arrived in Kentucky today to assist the commonwealth with record COVID-19 cases.
The teams will serve as backup for local ambulance services and perform patient transfers from one hospital to another.
“Our hospitals have never been more stressed and stretched during this pandemic than they are right now, and this FEMA assistance is critical to support some of our hospitals and health care heroes that need...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Recommended for Immunocompromised Kentuckians
Pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions in Kentucky reach record high
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced record pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions, and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, announced that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for immunocompromised Kentuckians at least 28 days after a second dose.
“COVID-19 isn’t just hitting adults. With the delta variant, your kids are at a greater risk than they have been before,” said Gov. Beshear. “In a Southern Indiana school district, 750 students are already in...

Gov. Beshear: Unvaccinated Kentuckians Face Greatest Risk Since Pandemic Began
Governor highlights how vaccines will save lives, keep schools open, protect economy
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2021) – On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky’s economic momentum continues to build as more Kentuckians get vaccinated, fighting the commonwealth’s fastest ever surge of COVID-19 cases.
“The delta variant is the most aggressive, and it looks like it may be the most deadly, form of COVID that we have faced,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you are unvaccinated, you are at the very greatest risk that you have been at since the start of the pandemic. COVID has been the third leading cause of death in the United States over the past year and a half. Right now, it’s putting more pressure than it ever has before on our health care...

Gov. Beshear: To Save Lives, Keep Schools Open and Protect Surging Economy, Masks Required in All Kentucky Schools, Child Care Settings
Health care, public health, school and business leaders support Governor’s executive order
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant and recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, he will require the following via an executive order:

Health Department Schedules Clinics for Back-To-School Immunizations
Greenup, KY(Aug. 10, 2021): It is time for your child to receive vaccinations as part of your school’s enrollment requirements. The Greenup County Health Department is setting aside a few days to ensure the children of Greenup County are protected.
Kentucky requires all students, Kindergarten through the 12th grade, to have had the Hepatitis A vaccine to be admitted into school. Also, all students 16 years and older must have the second meningococcal booster to be admitted into school.
This service is offered primarily to children that are uninsured, under-insured or if your family...

Gov. Beshear Announces New Testing and Vaccine Program in State-Run Health Care Facilities
Program will keep residents, staff safe following rise in COVID-19 cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear discussed the latest on the COVID-19 delta variant in Kentucky and explained how Kentucky is leading by example with a new testing and vaccine program at state-run health care facilities.
“We are back into a period of time where a whole lot of things are moving – in the public sector, at the federal level – and we are learning more about the delta variant,” said Gov. Beshear. “The delta variant is...

Gov. Beshear Takes Action to Protect Kentucky Families and Unprecedented Economic Progress
Based on federal guidance, school districts should require universal indoor masking
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2021) – On Thursday during his Team Kentucky Update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced new COVID-19 precautions based on updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“With the delta variant spreading across the U.S. and only 62% of Kentuckians ages 18 or older vaccinated, right now our answer is: Masks plus vaccines equals victory over COVID,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are strong enough and resilient enough to do this. We are compassionate...

Gov. Beshear Announces K-12 School Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant
Masks recommended indoors for all children under 12, unvaccinated Kentuckians 12 and older
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear shared new masking recommendations for K-12 schools in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
“Our priority is our kids,” said Gov. Beshear. “How we make decisions has to come from one simple place: What gives us the best chance to have our kids in school the maximum number of days in the midst of a pandemic? That is our North Star.”
The Governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Kentucky Department for...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack Provide Update on COVID-19 Delta Variant in Kentucky
Unvaccinated Kentuckians should wear masks indoors when not in their home
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 19, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, provided an update on the COVID-19 delta variant, a highly contagious strain that is spreading in the commonwealth.
“We have the most aggressive variant that we have seen to date in our battle against COVID. It’s a serious, even deadly, threat to unvaccinated Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear. “If more adults don’t get vaccinated, it’s not just adults who pay the price. It’s our kids who will. Many of them can’t get vaccinated yet, and they count on us to...

Gov. Beshear: While COVID-19 Remains a Threat, We Are No Longer In Crisis
Governor thanks Kentuckians for saving lives as mask mandate, capacity restrictions are lifted
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear marked his final regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefing by thanking Kentuckians for their hard work and sacrifices that saved countless lives in...

Gov. Beshear Launches ‘Shot at a Million’ Vaccine Incentive Drawing
Governor also provides more than $38 million of the state’s federal funds to sustain emergency rental assistance programs in Louisville and Lexington
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear invited Kentuckians to get a COVID-19 vaccine and enter for a Shot at a Million – the state’s new vaccine incentive drawing.
“This is a lifesaving and now possibly life-changing opportunity,” said Gov. Beshear. “You can get your shot of hope and then enter for a shot at $1 million or a shot at one of...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Better Kentucky Plan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,058,029 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“These vaccines are miracles. They have effectively eliminated death and hospitalization for the most vulnerable,” said Gov. Beshear. “They are saving lives every day and we’ve got to make sure more people get them.”
The Governor also announced due to increased vaccinations, senior centers will reopen at full capacity on June 11.
Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, Gov. Beshear reported the...

Gov. Beshear Announces 2 Million People Have Received at Least Their First Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,006,742 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“When you look at this, it is just a miracle,” said Gov. Beshear. “Fifteen months after the first case of COVID-19 in Kentucky, not only do we have effective vaccines, but we have 2 million people vaccinated. It’s really exciting.”
The Governor also noted Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine is...

Gov. Beshear: 1,927,168 People Have Received At Least Their First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,927,168 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“Overall, 54% of all Kentucky adults and 80% of Kentuckians 65 and older now have at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Gov. Beshear. “And for more good news, Kentuckians as young as 12 have started getting their shots of hope.”
On May 28, all indoor and outdoor events of any size and businesses of any...

Gov. Beshear: Economy Set for Liftoff as Final Capacity Limits End June 11
Vaccine effectiveness, expanded eligibility allows for easing of restrictions
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 14, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s emerging economy is set for liftoff as final capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 will end Friday, June 11.
Gov. Beshear said the proven effectiveness of vaccinations and expanded vaccine eligibility to include 12- to 15-year-olds is allowing the commonwealth to safely and sustainably ease restrictions. With about 1.9 million Kentuckians vaccinated, the Governor said everyone who is eligible should be able to...

Gov. Beshear: Vaccination Sites Can Administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines to Kentuckians Ages 12-15 Starting Tomorrow
Approximately 231,000 adolescent Kentuckians will soon be able to receive a #ShotofHope
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced state vaccination sites can administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Kentuckians age 12 to 15 starting tomorrow, May 13.
The Governor’s announcement was made on the heels of the...

Gov. Beshear: 1,882,396 People Have Received at Least Their First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,882,396 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“No matter where you are in the state, you can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine near where you live or work,” said Gov. Beshear. “Now, when you get a shot of hope at many Kroger or Walmart locations, you can even...

Gov. Beshear: More Than 80% of Kentuckians 65 and Older Have Received at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
Governor also announces additional bar and restaurant restrictions will be lifted May 28
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 80% of Kentuckians 65 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. To date, 1,875,554 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in...

Gov. Beshear: Starting May 28, All Events and Businesses Catering to 1,000 People or Fewer Can Increase to 75% Capacity
State officials also update Kentuckians on unemployment insurance
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that on May 28, all events and businesses with 1,000 or fewer people present can increase to 75% capacity.
In addition, starting May 28, indoor and outdoor events with more than 1,000 people can be held at...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 5, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,837,229 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“Because so many Kentuckians have rolled up their sleeves for these vaccines, these shots of hope, we’ve been able to increase capacity in most businesses to 60% and return child care classrooms to their traditional sizes,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve been able to shorten and simplify Healthy at Work minimum requirements. We’ve been able to...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,835,176 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
“We’re getting closer to reaching our 2.5 million–vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge every day, but we need to pick up the pace, especially among younger Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are vaccination appointments available every week, at many different times throughout the day. At some sites, you don’t even need an appointment. Get it done, for yourself and for your...

Gov. Beshear: 1,833,652 People Have Received at Least One Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine in Kentucky
State transitions to federal COVID-19 reporting system
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,833,652 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.
The Governor said starting today, the state will transition to the federal COVID-19 vaccination reporting...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Wishes Kentuckians a Happy Derby Weekend
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear wished all Kentuckians a happy Derby weekend and announced 1,760,933 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I hope all Kentuckians enjoy Oaks today and the Derby tomorrow – I know we’re so excited to get back to a more normal celebration of such a special...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,751,541 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Governor added that as of today, approximately 750,000 Kentuckians need to get at least their first dose for the state to meet its 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge.
“Every day, thousands more Kentuckians get their shot of hope, but we need to...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,742,037 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“This week, I’ve visited a few of our state’s most unique vaccination sites – from a mobile clinic run out of an emergency management van that can meet people where they are, to a pop-up clinic at a professional soccer game,” said Gov. Beshear. “No matter where you are, there’s a...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,732,791 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Every day, we get a step closer to reaching the 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge and ending this pandemic once and for all,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are now more options than ever for you to sign up for your shot of hope. It’s fast, it’s easy and it will help us save lives and get back to more of the activities we’ve missed over...

Gov. Beshear: Mask Mandate Changing for Smaller, Outdoor Events Due to Increased Vaccinations
State officials also update Kentuckians on COVID-19 memorial, Johnson & Johnson vaccine
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,726,346 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Governor said beginning tomorrow, based on recent studies and Kentucky’s increasing number of vaccinations, the statewide mask mandate will no longer be in effect when...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 23, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,708,318 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“We’ve reached another milestone in the 2.5 million vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge,” said Gov. Beshear. “Now, fewer than 800,000 Kentuckians 16 and older need to sign up to receive their shot of hope in order for us to reach our goal and lift a lot more...

Gov. Beshear: FEMA and Kentucky to Open Community Vaccination Centers in Henderson and Laurel Counties
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 23, 2021) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced that FEMA is partnering with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to open Community Vaccination Center (CVC) sites in Laurel and Henderson counties.
The Laurel County Cooperative Extension site, located at 200 County Extension Road in London, will open Wednesday, April 28. Personnel from the National Disaster Medical System and staff from...

Gov. Beshear: Two New Regional Vaccination Sites Coming to Eastern, Western Kentucky
State officials also update Kentuckians on Johnson & Johnson vaccine, unemployment insurance
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will stand up two new regional vaccination sites soon in Eastern and Western Kentucky.
The Governor said the state’s largest vaccination site...

Gov. Beshear: ‘Now is the Time to Find Your Shot of Hope’
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged all Kentuckians 16 and older to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment so the commonwealth can reach its 2.5 million vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge aimed at lowering infections, saving lives and ending this pandemic.
When the 2.5 million vaccine goal is reached, the state will lift most capacity restrictions on many Kentucky businesses.
“As we can see from today’s case numbers, this virus isn’t going away on its own. We have to come together to stop it. Hundreds of Kentuckians are still getting sick every...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Beshear said at least 1,672,364* Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also announced 609 new COVID-19 cases and a 3.44% positivity rate.
“As our case numbers seem to be plateauing, it’s more important than ever for us to make sure our vaccination numbers are rising consistently,” said Gov. Beshear...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack Update Kentuckians on Healthy at Work Policies
Governor also recognizes National Minority Health Month, state’s progress on COVID-19 health outcomes equity
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, updated Kentuckians on the state’s Healthy at Work requirements aimed at keeping all employees and their families safe.
The Healthy at Work minimum requirements list has been simplified and now applies to all businesses...

Gov. Beshear: ‘There are Half a Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Available in Kentucky Right Now’
Governor encourages Kentuckians to sign up today at vaccine.ky.gov to help meet Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered, more than half the number the state would need to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 14, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a 3.33% COVID-19 positivity rate and 782 new COVID-19 cases.
“While not a drastic change, today’s increase in the positivity rate is concerning,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is why it’s so important for Kentuckians to help us meet our Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge and reach our 2.5 million vaccine goal. The sooner we meet this goal, the sooner we can lift many restrictions on most venues and businesses. With over 1.6 million Kentuckians already vaccinated, we need everyone to...

Kentucky Temporarily Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 13, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, advised all Kentucky vaccine providers to temporarily pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.
Early this morning, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the pause after extremely rare blood clotting conditions...

Media Statement
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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. Beshear Announces 2.5 Million Vaccination Challenge to Lift Many Capacity Restrictions
When goal is met, capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements for nearly all venues, events and businesses that cater to 1,000 or fewer patrons will be lifted
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge: When 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state will remove most capacity restrictions.
When the goal is met, the Governor said he will lift capacity restrictions and physical...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 744 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.79% positivity rate.
“It’s encouraging to see our positivity rate decrease again, but we need to work even harder to make sure our weekly case numbers start decreasing again as well,” said Gov. Beshear. “Every Kentuckian 16 and older should get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. It’s fast, it’s safe, it’s easy and you could save a life by doing so, maybe even...

Gov. Beshear: More Than 11,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available at Cardinal Stadium
Kentuckians can preregister now; state officials also provide update on unemployment insurance
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Cardinal Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site in Louisville has 11,000 appointments that Kentuckians can preregister for at UofLHealth.org or by calling 502-681-1453.
“As you all know, vaccinations are the absolute most important thing we can be doing...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 344 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.89% positivity rate.
“If you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, look at our list of where you can get your shot of hope this week, at vaccinemap.ky.gov,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you’ve already been vaccinated, reach out to one friend or family member who is still trying to get signed up and see if you can help them. This is an all-hands-on-deck effort. We are in a race against harmful COVID-19 variants that could...

Gov. Beshear: All Kentuckians 16 and Older Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Governor announces more than 1.4 million Kentuckians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said all Kentuckians 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 16 and older; the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals 18 and older.
“Beginning today, Kentuckians as young as 16 can sign up for their shot of hope,” said Gov. Beshear. “This means Kentucky has beaten by a full month President Joe Biden’s goal and timeline for all Americans 16 and up being able to get the vaccine. These vaccines are our ticket out of this pandemic. They are not only safe; they are...

Gov. Beshear: All Kentuckians 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines April 5
16 and 17-year-olds eligible at locations that offer Pfizer vaccines approved for their age group
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced all Kentuckians 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine April 5. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 16 and 17-year-olds.
“This is a good day. This news means that we will beat the president’s goal by a month to have COVID-19 vaccinations opened up to everyone,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are seeing...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 751 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.9% positivity rate.
“We are on a positive trajectory – we are leading all of our seven border states in administering at least one dose of the vaccine and our positivity rate continues to decline –  but we need to keep working hard and not give up,” said Gov. Beshear. “We need every eligible Kentuckian to join the team and get the first vaccine available...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 26, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined to 2.8% and he continued to encourage eligible Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
On Monday, all Kentuckians 40 and older will become eligible for three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to all individuals in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. By April 12, all Kentuckians 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“More than one in three Kentucky adults have been vaccinated so far, which is a huge milestone,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you haven’t been vaccinated, see where you can sign up. If you’ve got a family member or friend who wants their shot of hope, help them get registered and call our...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky’s COVID-19 Vaccination Pace Continues to Accelerate
Governor highlights vaccination sites with available appointments
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the pace of Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continues to accelerate.
“As of today, we’re right at 1.25 million Kentuckians who have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That is more than 36% of our adult population, which is really exciting,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is the pace we want to...

Gov. Beshear: Positivity Rate Decreases Again As More Kentuckians Become Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
All Kentuckians 50 and older are now eligible for vaccine; all Kentuckians 16 and older eligible by April 12
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased again, to 2.85%.
All Kentuckians 50 and older became eligible Monday for three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines. By April 12, all Kentuckians 16 and older will be...

Gov. Beshear: Positivity Rate Declines Again as Vaccinations Increase
Governor also updates Kentuckians on declining COVID-19 cases, deaths in the state’s long-term care facilities
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 22, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s lowest positivity rate since July 3, 2020, and updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We’ve come too far and we’ve lost too much to mess this up now. So please continue to wear your masks until we get everybody vaccinated,” said Gov. Beshear. “And if you’re thinking about not taking the vaccine...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 731 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and a positivity rate of 3.40%.
“With now more than 1 million Kentuckians being vaccinated, our shot of hope has proven to be our shot of certainty for ending this pandemic,” Gov. Beshear said. “We still need everyone to continue to mask up, practice social distancing, wash your hands and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.”...

Gov. Beshear: All Kentuckians 50 and Older Can Sign Up for Vaccine Appointments Monday
Governor announces three new regional vaccination locations, 570 total sites
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 18, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced all Kentuckian 50 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments on or after March 22.
He said all Kentuckians ages 16 and older will be able to sign up for appointments by April 12.
“Kentuckians deemed most vulnerable should still get priority, and they will, but we can’t have these vaccines sitting in a freezer. We are in a race against the COVID-19 variants and we’ve got to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 17, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 3.73%.
“While our new cases have decreased dramatically since their peak in the commonwealth, these numbers are still too high,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are close to the finish line but we can’t let up yet. Keep masking up, keep social distancing and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. Let’s see this through to the...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
Governor says state is monitoring 11 people for Ebola after their return from affected countries
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 819 new COVID-19 cases, 24 COVID-19 deaths and a positivity rate of 3.87%.
“This week, while we are so hopeful, this virus is still out there and it is still dangerous. Please continue to wear your mask and social distance – even if you’ve been...

Gov. Beshear: 99.7% of Kentucky’s First Vaccine Doses Administered
Governor also celebrates 1 millionth Kentuckian vaccinated today
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 99.7% of all first vaccine doses sent to Kentucky have been administered after another record-setting week.
Over the past week, more than 142,000 Kentuckians have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
“We believe that we are going to hit the president’s goal that every adult in Kentucky and across America who wants their...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19, Change to Vaccine Eligibility
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 12, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 963 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and a positivity rate below 4%.
“The number of new cases, deaths and the positivity rate all continue to decline,” the Governor said. “While this is encouraging, we need to remain committed to the public health measures that have helped Kentucky curb the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths that would have otherwise...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19, Change to Vaccine Eligibility
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear said cases and deaths from COVID-19 continue to moderate as more Kentuckians receive the safe and effective vaccines.
“The positivity rate ticked up a little bit, to 3.95%,” the Governor said. “We like to see that below 5%.”
Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said the eligibility requirements for receiving a vaccine will change slightly next week based on U.S. Centers for...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate decreased again, to 3.93%, as more Kentuckians receive one of three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines and continue to follow guidance from public health officials.
“We still have far too many deaths reported today – 34 – but I’m happy to see our positivity rate continue to decrease,” said Gov. Beshear. “This shows we’re stepping up to do what it takes to protect each other until we...

Gov. Beshear: Record 127,110 Kentuckians Vaccinated in One Week
First Lady announces 1 million masks donated by Ford Motor Co. to Coverings for Kids
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said a record 127,110 Kentuckians were vaccinated during the past week, breaking the previous record of 112,428 vaccinations set the week before.
“We are really ramping up to meet the moment and we are going to achieve this goal the President set of having a vaccine available for any Kentucky adult who wants one by the end of...

Gov. Beshear: 25% of Kentucky Adults Have Received a COVID-19 Vaccine
Governor reports eighth straight week of declining cases; positivity rate has declined to 4.06%
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Beshear announced 834,130 Kentuckians – 25% of Kentucky adults – have now received at least one dose of one of three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.
Gov. Beshear also announced Kentucky has now seen eight straight weeks of declining COVID-19 cases. Today’s COVID-19 report includes the lowest number of new cases since...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 5, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s positivity rate has decreased to 4.25%.
“Team Kentucky should be so proud of the progress we’ve made against this virus,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got to keep up our commitment to each other until we reach the finish line – on COVID-19, and in recovering from other emergencies our state has experienced, like the ice storm and record...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the effective COVID-19 vaccines.
“These numbers continue a good trend that we see on declining case numbers. Even better, our positivity rate is now 4.60% as it continues to decline,” said Gov. Beshear. “But let’s remember as we work toward defeating this virus, we can’t quit. Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced he now believes there will be sufficient supply for every adult in America to get vaccinated by the end of May. That’s really...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19, Record Flooding
Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, National Guard, State Police, Energy and Environment and Transportation Cabinets all contributing to emergency response
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the state’s emergency response after record flooding over the weekend.
“What we have seen is some of the worst rain in Western Kentucky in parts of Calloway County, to parts of cities underwater in Eastern Kentucky. So many of our people are...

Gov. Beshear: Many Businesses Can Now Increase Capacity to 60%
COVID-19 cases decline for seventh straight week, positivity rate declines to 4.84%
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 18 industries can increase capacity to 60% as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases.
Today, the Governor reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 28 and the lowest positivity rate since Oct. 18.
“Today, we have more good news than at any time in the pandemic. We’ve never seen what we are seeing now in terms of a downward trend. Previously, we had experienced only...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 5.52%.
“I hope all of our Kentucky families have a great, safe weekend,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, but every week, we’re taking another step forward in our fight against it.”
Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Gov. Beshear reported the following...

Gov. Beshear Announces 119 More Vaccination Sites, 410 Total Locations
Governor also announces round-trip free or reduced-cost transportation for vaccination appointments
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 119 new vaccination sites, bringing the state’s total number of vaccine providers to 410.
“Vaccinations are going incredibly well in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are giving out doses faster than the federal government provides them. More than 646,000 Kentuckians have received at least the first dose of their shot of hope less than a year after our first confirmed COVID-19 case.”
Six of the new locations are regional sites; three are...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 5.9%, the lowest since Oct. 27.
“We are getting these vaccines out faster than the federal government can provide them, so there’s a lot of hope moving into the future,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are going to defeat this virus this year, but until then, we’ve got to protect each other.”
Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Gov. Beshear reported the following...

Gov. Beshear Recommends Schools Return to Some Form of In-Person Learning March 1
Lt. Gov. Coleman highlights new COVID-19 guidance for schools from Kentucky Department of Education
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is issuing a new executive order that recommends all school districts, including private schools, offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1.
If district personnel have not yet finished their vaccine series as of March 1, the executive order recommends some form of in-person instruction begin seven days after they have received their second vaccination.
“What we foresaw is that the safest way to expand in-person opportunities is to...

Gov. Beshear Announces Sixth Straight Week of Declining COVID-19 Cases
Governor announces regional vaccination sites will open Phase 1C appointments March 1
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced COVID-19 cases have declined for six straight weeks in the commonwealth. He also reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 5.
“The trends are going in a positive direction, perhaps the most positive since the pandemic began,” said Gov. Beshear. “What that means is that we’re doing a good job. Do I think that vaccines are starting to have an impact? Certainly in the long-term care community. Hopefully we’ll see more of it in the overall state. But we’re seeing more people wearing masks, engaging in social distancing, thinking about...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced nearly 2,000 cases of COVID-19, but said the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 6.89%.
“Overall, our COVID-19 numbers are coming down, which is great news – but we can’t let our guard down when we’re this close to finishing the fight,” said Gov. Beshear.

Gov. Beshear Announces 28 New COVID-19 Vaccination Sites, 291 Total Sites
Governor, state officials update Kentuckians on winter storm safety, unemployment insurance, long-term care visitation
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state is opening an additional 28 vaccination sites, for a total of 291 sites across the commonwealth.
“There is now a provider that has vaccine close to where everybody lives in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are some areas where you might have to drive just a little bit further, but we continue to add new sites for greater convenience. In many ways, we wish you could just call one number to sign up, but we are building for the future so there will be many sites available...

Gov. Beshear: Federal Government Again Increases COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
Governor, state officials also update Kentuckians on winter storm safety
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the winter storm that has impacted communities across the commonwealth, as well as the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“The federal government is once again increasing our vaccine supply. The Biden administration announced today...

Gov. Beshear Announces More Than 150 Vaccination Sites
Six new regional vaccination sites, new mobile clinics, 10 Kroger and 15 Walmart stores, 125 pharmacies will now offer COVID-19 vaccines
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced six new regional vaccination sites across the commonwealth and said vaccines will now also be available at mobile clinics, 10 Kroger stores, 15 Walmart stores and 125 pharmacies, including Walgreens and Good Neighbor...

Gov. Beshear: As New COVID-19 Cases Decline, State Focuses on Equitable Vaccine Access
Dr. Stack also details COVID-19 death determinations process
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2021) – On Monday, as new cases continue to decline, Gov. Beshear said the state is working to address equitable vaccine access.
The Governor updated Kentuckians on the demographics of those vaccinated.
“One thing to note when you look at the vaccine demographic data: we have more individuals in long-term care under 70 than I had ever imagined,” said Gov. Beshear. “With that said, we need to continue to prioritize...

Gov. Beshear Provides COVID-19 Update
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the lowest positivity rate since Dec. 28 and reminded Kentuckians to keep gatherings small and safe this Super Bowl weekend.
“No matter who you’re rooting for on Sunday, let’s make sure we hold on to our progress against this virus as Team Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve already vaccinated 10% of our population and every day we get closer to the finish line we’ve all been waiting for. Hang in there and do what it takes to protect each other a little...

Gov. Beshear Announces Four New Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Vaccine ‘supply, supply, supply’ needed to increase locations and appointments across the state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced four new regional COVID-19 vaccination sites, in Bowling Green, Covington, Glasgow and Murray.
Public health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack also said district and county health departments will receive more doses based on population served.
“This is part of our continued commitment to make sure you don’t have to drive more than one county away to get your vaccine,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re not fully there yet, but if you look through the progression of where we were a week ago compared to...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky on Track to be First State to Vaccinate Educators
Governor, Kentucky Department of Education to help schools reopen in some form March 1
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky is on track to become the first state to vaccinate educators.
“Our vaccination efforts right now are exciting to see. You walk into one of our vaccination centers and you see a workforce that is inspired,” said Gov. Beshear. “It is moving. You see people clearly walking around with purpose. You see faith in action. And you see people who have worked long shifts who are still smiling when that next person...

Drive-thru 2nd Dose Only COVID Vaccine Clinic for First Responders
GREENUP, Ky. (Feb. 03, 2021) - Greenup County Health Department will be hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic for first responders on Thursday February 4th during the hours of 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and again from 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Firefighters, Law Enforcement and EMS that received a 1st dose during the drive-thru clinic on January 5th at the health department should return for their 2nd dose of the vaccine at the site they received their initial shot. All those receiving the vaccine should bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with them. No first responders will be administered a 1st dose vaccine during...

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 Positivity Rate Continues to Decline
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to the lowest rate since Jan. 2.
“Folks, there’s a pretty simple reason why I think our cases are declining, and that’s that I see you all doing the hard work,” said Gov. Beshear. “I see people wearing masks now more than ever and engaging in social distancing when they can. Keep it up. We are going to beat this virus in...

Gov. Beshear: Educators Help Kentucky Set Pace on Vaccinations
Governor prioritizes teachers, school staffers to help fully open schools and support education
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined school and municipal leaders in Louisville as nearly 1,200 educators with Jefferson County Public Schools received COVID-19 vaccinations, highlighting Kentucky’s efforts to protect all of its K-12 staffers.
“From adapting to new instruction modes to help our children learn, to packing and delivering meals to ensure no child went hungry and so much more, our educators and school staffers have stepped up in countless ways to help during this pandemic,” the Governor said. “The entire commonwealth owes all our teachers, bus drivers and school staff a tremendous debt of gratitude. Now, once again...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s highest-ever number of newly reported deaths, while also noting that the state’s positivity rate decreased.
“We still have too many cases, but it does appear we are seeing a decline from our highest week ever. Our positivity rate is down again. Far higher than we want, but this is a good trend,” said Gov. Beshear. “The hard part though about today’s report is it’s the most...

Gov. Beshear: Positivity Rate Below 12% for Fifth Day in a Row
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed below 12% for the fifth day in a row.
“While there is still so much pain and darkness in our commonwealth due to this pandemic, we are beginning to see the light ahead of us,” said Gov. Beshear. “This plateauing positivity rate is great news for Kentucky, especially as we continue to bring more of these live-saving vaccines to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians about COVID-19 case information and vaccines, as well as security measures at the State Capitol this weekend.
“These case numbers are still far too high, but there is hopeful news today, too. We are on track as we ramp up to meet our goal of administering 90% of all vaccine received within seven days of arrival,” said Gov. Beshear. “In fact, last week we administered more doses of vaccine than we...

Gov. Beshear: Kroger Regional Vaccination Sites Will Open Feb. 1 for Phase 1A, 1B and 1C
Governor, state officials also update Kentuckians on unemployment insurance, vaccine progress; state surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear, state officials and Kroger leadership announced a new partnership to significantly increase the speed of COVID-19 vaccinations across the commonwealth.
The first Kroger regional, drive-through vaccination sites will open the week of Feb. 1 for Kentuckians in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. For more details on who is included in...

Gov. Beshear Announces 4,560 New COVID-19 Cases, 47 Deaths
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s fourth-highest report of new COVID-19 cases and third-highest report of new COVID-19 deaths.
“We’re going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “That is tragic. We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe. That allows us to be fluid and flexible with a virus that appears to be mutating and...

Gov. Beshear Announces 3,053 New COVID-19 Cases
Governor also updates Kentuckians on Unemployment One-Time Relief Payment Program
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 3,000 cases and shared more details on the state’s unemployment one-time relief payment program.
“This is the fourth-highest Tuesday, it’s higher than the last couple weeks, so we’re trying to determine where these numbers are going,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are sure that this is a surge caused by gatherings through the holidays, but there is a chance from what we are seeing in the data that while people gathered during the holidays, maybe now they’ve changed their behavior back to...

Remain in the Loop: COVID-19 Vaccine Progress and Updates
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2021) – Each week, a summary of the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution will be made available.  The summary will include the number of vaccines received; how many vaccines were administered; a view of the phase-transition progress; vaccine allocation forecasts, and...

Gov. Beshear Announces 2,085 New COVID Cases
Governor condemns domestic terrorism, unveils letter from CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield saying public health guidance should not be written into lawFRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, condemned domestic terrorism and said General Assembly actions that would significantly limit the state’s ability to fight the deadly virus are...

Health Department to Begin COVID Vaccinations for Those 70 Years Old and Above
Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30 am, Greenup County Health Department will begin accepting appointments to vaccinate the population which are 70 years old and over. The Moderna brand vaccine will be the vaccine made available. There will be no charge for those opting to receive the vaccine. At this time, the health department will only vaccinate Greenup County residents and those that...

Gov. Beshear: More Than 15,000 COVID Cases Reported Over Past Three Days
Governor, state officials provide cases, vaccines, testing, unemployment, long-term care updates
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the third-highest ever report of new COVID-19 cases, surpassed only by the Jan. 7 and Jan. 6 reports.
The Governor has reported 15,403 new COVID-19 cases in just three days.
“We are at a really tough point once again in our war against COVID-19. We have successfully stopped three waves of this virus, but we are now seeing a real and significant increase in cases and our positivity rate from people’s gatherings around the holidays,” said Gov. Beshear. “I wish it hadn’t happened. We’ve got to make sure that moving forward we are not...

Gov. Beshear: More Than 5,000 New Cases in Record Daily Report
Joint State of the Commonwealth, budget address postponed
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the highest-ever daily report of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and the highest positivity rate since May 5.
“Today’s numbers show how critically important a centralized effort and response is to defeating this virus,” said Gov. Beshear.
Before announcing today’s COVID-19 report, the Governor released a...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Vaccines, Contact Tracing
Nearly 54,000 more vaccine doses expected the week of Jan. 11
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on vaccination and contact tracing progress in the commonwealth.
“2021 is going to be the year that we defeat the coronavirus. It’s going to take months. We are still going to sustain heartbreaking losses along the way. But vaccines are...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack Provide Vaccine Update
Kentuckians will receive vaccine in four phases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine and announced that Kentuckians will be inoculated in four phases.
The Governor said the state’s goal is to administer 90% of all vaccine doses received in the state within...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 2, 2021) – In the first COVID-19 update of the new year, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s elevated positivity rate is likely due to some labs and public testing sites being closed over the holiday, which increases the percentage of tests conducted in medical settings where patients are experiencing symptoms and suspect they have the virus.
“Every day we are reminded how fragile the progress we have made in defeating this virus really is,” Gov. Beshear said. “We will wait and watch closely over the coming days and weeks to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2020) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 case information and encouraged safe and small New Year’s celebrations, ideally with just one household.
“Our report for today is higher than it has been for a number of days. The progress we have made is fragile. We have to keep working and making good decisions every...

Gov. Beshear Urges Safe New Year’s Celebrations
Nearly 54,000 more vaccine doses, $5 billion in new federal relief funding announced for state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to ring in the new year safely and announced two new vaccine allocations, totaling 53,700 doses, for Kentucky the week of Jan. 4: 27,300 doses from Pfizer and 26,400 doses from...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: Kentuckians Over 70, First Responders and Educators Will Receive Vaccine in Next Phase
Weekly cases, positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to decline due to Kentuckians’ actions
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said the next priority group (Phase 1b) for vaccination will be Kentuckians who are...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2020) – As vaccines continue to arrive, on Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 case numbers and said he hoped all families had a safe and happy Christmas.
“The number of deaths we’re announcing today is truly heartbreaking – another wake-up call. But one piece of good news is that our positivity rate continues to decline. It was even under eight percent on Christmas Day,” said Gov. Beshear. “That means our sacrifices are making a difference. Thank you for doing the holidays differently this year to protect each other. Let’s keep working hard so we...

Gov. Beshear: ‘Merry Christmas, Team Kentucky. Take Care of Each Other
Additional state leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine, emphasize it is safe, effective
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2020) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the state’s vaccine rollout and COVID-19 case numbers.
“Team Kentucky, from the bottom of my heart – thank you. This war is far from over, but we’ve won another battle, beating back exponential growth of this virus in our state before Christmas,” said Gov. Beshear. “I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday, even if it looks a little different this year. Please be careful so we can hold on to the progress we’ve made.
“What I love about this holiday most is that it’s not about the gifts; it’s about people taking care of each other and appreciating their loved ones and community...

Gov. Beshear Encourages Kentuckians to Stay Safe This Christmas
Governor wishes Kentuckians a Merry Christmas and highlights winter holiday guidance
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said he hoped all Kentuckians will have a wonderful Christmas, encouraging them to keep gatherings small and safe so they may enjoy many future holidays with their loved ones.
“I want to make sure I start by asking everybody to make that additional sacrifice and do their part to keep their Christmas celebrations small,” said Gov. Beshear. “With the rest of the country on fire, with hospitalizations escalating in almost every other state, in Kentucky we are seeing a stabilization that is...

Gov. Beshear Provides Kentuckians COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Vaccines reached long-term care facilities today; new vaccine dashboard  unveiled for Kentuckians
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that during the day, several long-term care facilities in the commonwealth began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“Again, our goal is to get everyone in long-term care facilities vaccinated by March 1,” said Gov. Beshear. “If we do that, we cut off 66% of the deaths that we have been experiencing. We also reduce...

Gov. Beshear: Long-Term Care Facilities Receive First COVID-19 Vaccines
Historic public health campaign introduces vaccines with some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that several long-term care facilities in the commonwealth began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
On Monday, the Governor showed images from the first long-term care residents in Kentucky to get a shot of the coronavirus vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Representatives from Walgreens joined the Governor, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) leaders and long-term care advocates during a virtual news...

Gov. Beshear: First Shipment of Newly Authorized Moderna Vaccine Arrives, Adding to Kentucky’s Arsenal Against COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear hailed the authorization of the Moderna vaccine against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), saying this second vaccine will be administered soon in the commonwealth.
“There’s good news today: We got the final authorization necessary for the...

Gov. Beshear: Mitigation Efforts Have Stopped Growth of COVID-19 Cases
​​​​​​​Number of cases has declined for second week in a row
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear Saturday said mitigation efforts have stopped the growth of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, noting that case numbers are continuing to decline and Kentucky’s positivity rate is stable.
“What we are seeing is that the measures we have taken are...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19
Governor also notes window to apply for Food and Beverage Relief Fund closes at midnight
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians to follow new holiday guidance issued Thursday and reminded restaurant and bar owners to apply for assistance through the Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund by midnight tonight, if they have not...

Gov. Beshear: Previous Spike in COVID-19 Cases Leads to Record 54 Reported Deaths
Vaccine update, safe winter holidays guidance provided  
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2020) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 and said while new cases continue to plateau and the state’s positivity rate declines, the commonwealth set a record of newly reported deaths – a result of the state’s previous spike in cases.
“Our death report today is by far the most people that we’ve lost, and remember, that’s a reflection of...

Gov. Beshear: Initial Shipments Complete; 11 Kentucky Hospitals Receive Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments
​​​​​​​Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Paducah received vaccine today, rounding out initial distribution
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2020) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced all 11 health facilities identified to receive initial shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have confirmed receipt.
“This is a very exciting time. With these life-saving vaccines being administered right now to our...

Gov. Beshear: Seven More Kentucky Hospitals Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments
​​​​​​​Facilities join initial three; vaccination distribution in progress
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that seven more Kentucky hospitals received shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and that the administration of thousands of vaccines are beginning to occur.
“The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are absolute game changers with 94-95% effectiveness and, it appears, minimal side effects,” Gov. Beshear said. “It gives us a view and a...

Gov. Beshear: Beginning of the End of the Pandemic is Here
Governor celebrates first vaccines in Kentucky, shares eviction relief, school guidance updates
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear celebrated that COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in the commonwealth.
The Governor watched as five doctors and nurses from UofL Health first received the vaccine this morning. Soon after, other health care workers from UofL Health, Baptist Health Lexington and the Medical Center at Bowling Green began receiving...

Gov. Beshear: UofL Hospital Administers State’s First COVID-19 Vaccines
With months still to go, Kentuckians can see the bright light at the end of the long, dark tunnel
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear and UofL Health officials marked a historic moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the first vaccines shipped to Kentucky were administered this morning at...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Fight as First Vaccine Doses Arrive
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear asked Kentuckians to remain vigilant in the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) even as the commonwealth welcomed the first shipment of vaccine against the deadly virus.
“We are seeing good trends and getting great news in our battle against COVID-19. We saw 1,235 fewer positive cases and our positivity rate declined 1.23% Sunday to Sunday this week, and now we are less than 24 hours from the true beginning of the end of this virus,” the Governor said, heralding news that...

Gov. Beshear Hails Arrival of First COVID-19 Vaccine in Kentucky
Governor urges continued vigilance as U.S. begins rollout of life-saving inoculations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear marked a major milestone in the battle against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the first vaccines against the deadly virus arrived in the commonwealth.
The initial shipment of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Kentucky, delivered to Louisville’s UPS Worldport. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first to win approval by the U.S. Food and...

Gov. Beshear: With End in Sight, Vigilance Is as Important as Ever
FDA-approved vaccine could arrive in Kentucky early next week
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that, with the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, Kentucky’s first shipment is expected to arrive early in the coming week. He urged Kentuckians to continue wearing masks, washing their hands, social distancing and keeping gatherings small to keep each other safe while the vaccine begins to be distributed.
“Late yesterday, the FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine for COVID-19. That’s great news, but it will still be some time before everyone can get vaccinated and we have to stay...

Gov. Beshear: Positivity Rate Drops Below 9%
Governor’s actions proving effective; Kentuckians’ sacrifices paying off, saving lives
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased for the eighth straight day, now dropping under 9%.
“These numbers are still high and we are still watching for any increases related to the Thanksgiving holiday, but we are making progress in our fight against this invisible enemy,” said Gov. Beshear. “I hope this gives everyone the courage and grit to...

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19
New recommendations, red counties; record cases while positivity rate declines for seventh straight day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that public health restrictions will change Monday, Dec. 14, but said the state’s virus fight depends on all Kentuckians continuing to do the right things, in particular, wearing masks, social distancing and keeping gatherings small.
He reported the state’s highest-ever number of new COVID-19 cases; however, the state’s positivity rate declined for the seventh straight day.
“When we talk about COVID being a fast moving train, it doesn’t just immediately turn; you have to slow it down, stop it and turn it around. We still believe that’s what...

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians’ Sacrifices are Working, Slowing COVID-19
Today was the commonwealth’s sixth straight day with a declining positivity rate
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that while COVID-19 numbers in the commonwealth are still alarmingly high, Team Kentucky is making progress in its fight against the virus.
Today was the state’s sixth straight day with a declining positivity rate, showing that Kentuckians’ ongoing sacrifices and the Governor’s recent actions...

Gov. Beshear: Daily Case Total Falls by 1,000, State Surpasses 3 Million Tests
AMA files brief with U.S. Supreme Court backing Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear heralded some positive signs in Kentucky’s fight against the coronavirus: Daily, week-over-week positive cases fell by 1,000 Tuesday and the commonwealth surpassed more than 3 million COVID-19 tests administered.
“We have built in the last nine months a system that provides over 350 testing locations, that has now done more than 3 million tests in a state that 4.4 million people,” the Governor said.
Gov. Beshear also highlighted...

Gov. Beshear: Additional December Vaccine Shipments Expected
Both Moderna shipments will arrive in December, shortly after initial Pfizer shipment
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state is expecting two additional COVID-19 vaccine shipments before the end of the year. In total, the state expects at least 38,000 Pfizer doses and 109,000 Moderna doses in December.
The Governor expects more Pfizer allocations to be announced at a later date, possibly before the end of the month.
“The end of this virus is out there. We can see it, and we can feel it. But it’s still months away, and until then, we’ve got to do the right things to...

Gov. Beshear Urges Vigilance as Kentucky Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear asked all Kentuckians to redouble efforts to fight COVID-19 as Kentucky surpassed 200,000 reported cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth – exactly nine months since the state’s first reported case.
“These are difficult numbers, having passed 200,000 cases and earlier this week passing 2,000 deaths. And now this is our highest week to date. However, in the data there is some potentially good news: While this is our highest week ever, the rate of growth does appear to be...

Gov. Beshear: New Highest Week of COVID-19 Cases
Two reported dead from the virus Saturday were in their 30s and 40s
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Saturday that Kentucky has had its new highest week of COVID-19 cases, even with one day left to report and encouraged Kentuckians to keep fighting.
“With a day still to go, we have set a new one-week record for highest cases in the commonwealth,” Gov. Beshear said. “We are all sacrificing so much right now; we are all tired – but let’s do what it takes to crush this third surge of cases and...

Gov. Beshear: With Vaccines in Sight, Fight Harder Than Ever
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to stay strong in the fight against COVID-19, as the commonwealth is just days away from beginning to administer life-saving vaccines.
“These vaccines are right around the corner. Within the next 10 days or so we might be giving out the first vaccines,” said Gov. Beshear. “That means every loss of life and every extra infection that happens between now and then is entirely...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Surpasses 2,000 Deaths; 10% Positivity Rate
Governor updates Kentuckians on vaccine allocations to hospitals, long-term care facilities
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 deaths and the positivity rate is now higher than 10%.
He also updated Kentuckians on the distribution plan for the commonwealth’s initial COVID-19 vaccine shipments. Long-term care residents and staff, as well as health care professionals, will be inoculated...

Gov. Beshear: Record COVID-19 Deaths for Second Day in a Row
Dr. Stack shares hospitalization projections for December and January
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced record new COVID-19 deaths and the sixth-highest day for new COVID-19 cases. With the 37 deaths reported Wednesday, the Governor has reported the loss of 72 Kentuckians in the last two days alone as the commonwealth rapidly approaches 2,000 deaths.
The White House Report for Kentucky said, “The COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic...

Gov. Beshear: For the First Time, More Than 4,000 New COVID-19 Cases
Record new cases, deaths, cases in children, hospitalizations, number of Kentuckians in the ICU, number of Kentuckians on ventilators; highest positivity rate since May
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s worst ever COVID-19 report by virtually every measure. He reported more than 4,000 new cases and 35 new deaths. Nearly 250 Kentuckians are fighting for their lives on ventilators.
“There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Today is the very worst day we have...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: First Vaccine Shipments Arriving Soon
Long-term care residents, health care workers among first Kentuckians to receive vaccine
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), said the state is expecting to receive approximately 38,000 doses of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as early as mid-December.
“Those will be provided to 38,000 individuals. We can go ahead and provide the first of these shots, and then we will receive the booster shots about three weeks later,” said Gov. Beshear. “We will be...

Gov. Beshear Thanks All Who Sacrificed for Greater Good During Holiday Weekend
First responders; health care workers; workers battling food insecurity; responsible business owners, employees; Kentuckians following guidelines among many heroes who rose to challenge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear thanked every Kentuckian who sacrificed for each other and rose to the challenge of battling COVID-19 together during the Thanksgiving holiday.
“The thing about this crisis is, all of us might step up in a different way, but each of our contributions matter,” said Gov. Beshear. “To every family who changed their traditions this year to keep others safe – thank you. To our only line health care workers and first responders who have put your own safety at risk during this...

Gov. Beshear: Vaccines on the Way, Kentuckians Must Stay Strong
Light at the end of the tunnel should help Kentuckians stay resilient in war with COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2020) – On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to strengthen their resolve in the fight against COVID-19, with the knowledge that help is on the way.
“I know we’re tired. I know many of us are disappointed we couldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or enjoy Black Friday shopping the way we usually do. But I promise you: we have come so far and we are almost there...

Gov. Beshear: Thursday Was Highest Day Ever for New COVID-19 Cases
Second highest number of deaths also confirmed Thursday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced case information for Thursday and Friday, including the highest number of new daily cases ever reported in the state and the second highest number of newly confirmed deaths.
The Governor asked families to avoid busy shopping areas to prevent a further escalation of...

Gov. Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Keep Thanksgiving Celebrations Small, Safe as Cases Surge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 3,408 new COVID-19 cases and again asked all Kentuckians to follow safety precautions during Thanksgiving as cases surge in the commonwealth and across the country.
“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and usually we get together with about 15 people,” said Gov. Beshear. “This year, we just can’t do that. I’m really disappointed, like all of us are, but protecting...

Gov. Beshear: ‘I’m Grateful We Know How to Celebrate Safely’
Thanksgiving week could cause dangerous COVID-19 surge, but Kentuckians can prevent that
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians that COVID-19 cases are already surging across the commonwealth and the entire nation. The virus’ exponential growth could accelerate further after the Thanksgiving holiday if our families don’t celebrate differently this year.  
“The number of people we lose is compounded when community spread is as high as it is and when it overwhelms the health care capacity of a state or region. This is happening in...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Continues to See Exponential COVID-19 Growth
New orders critical to stopping spread, saving lives
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to adhere to new restrictions and guidance that will help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.
The number of Kentuckians diagnosed with COVID-19, hospitalized with the disease, admitted to the ICU and put on a ventilator because of complications from the virus continues...

Gov. Beshear Reports Highest Week Ever for COVID-19 Cases
Weekly case count surpasses previous record by 3,766 cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,194 new cases and said today’s COVID-19 case report is the highest ever for a Sunday. The second highest Sunday was Oct. 25, when the Governor reported 1,462 new cases, 732 fewer than...

Gov. Beshear: Follow New Steps to Halt Exponential Growth of COVID-19
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday said the state reported its second highest number of coronavirus cases and urged Kentuckians to adhere to the latest round of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“Today is our second highest day, just behind yesterday, with 3,711 new cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “We continue to be in exponential growth, which will...

Gov. Beshear: Another Frightening, Record Day for New COVID-19 Cases
Positivity rate remains above 9.1%; nearly 4,000 new cases reported
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear once again reported the state’s highest ever number of new daily cases.
“This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now just based on the last two...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Sets New Single-Day Record of COVID-19 Cases
Kentucky has 3,649 new cases; 112 red zone counties; 78 deaths reported over last three days
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky set a new single-day record Thursday with 3,649 COVID-19 cases.
Today, Gov. Beshear also reported 112 red zone counties, the state’s highest positivity rate since May and 30 new deaths as he emphasized the need for new restrictions. Kentucky has experienced a 400% increase in...

Gov. Beshear Implements New Restrictions to Save Lives
Economy remains open with new, targeted measures to help stop rampant COVID-19 spread
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Following a record 33 deaths announced Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: Kentucky Headed for Exponential Growth in Cases; Record Deaths Reported Today
New restrictions expected Wednesday to help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear again warned Kentuckians that they must take action to stop COVID-19, as cases are increasing rapidly in the commonwealth. Families, schools, businesses and community leaders should all...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Cases Increasing at Frightening Pace
Multiple highly effective vaccines on the way; Kentuckians must be resilient until they arrive
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that COVID-19 continues to spread at a frightening pace within the commonwealth and across the United States.
As of this morning, two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have announced their vaccines appear to be more than 90% effective as clinical trials continue. The Governor said he hopes this great news will inspire all Kentuckians to keep fighting the virus in the months before those...

Gov. Beshear Urges Action as Kentucky’s Weekly COVID-19 Cases Again Hit Record High
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. Today’s report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday.
“Coronavirus is present in every corner of the commonwealth and it’s spreading at a truly alarming rate,” the Governor said. “This is not a drill; this is a health emergency that we all need to take seriously. Let’s...

Gov. Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Act as COVID-19 Cases Again Hit Record High, Deaths Continue
Governor announces U.S. DOT has authorized $12 million for repairs to Brent Spence Bridge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear reported the state’s highest number of COVID-19 cases yet again with the test positivity rate reaching almost 9% as the commonwealth’s alarming spread of the coronavirus continues with more than 11,500 cases and 68 deaths in the last four days alone.
“If we don’t grab ahold of those red zone county reduction recommendations, if we don’t see those steps being done and ultimately see those numbers coming down, we are going to have no choice but to take additional steps as we move forward,” Gov. Beshear said. “Please take this seriously. You are either...

Gov. Beshear Announces Record High COVID-19 Cases and Deaths
Positivity rate rises to 8.68%; 1,358 Kentuckians currently hospitalized with COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s highest ever number of new daily COVID-19 cases and deaths, as the pandemic significantly worsens across the commonwealth and the United States.
“Like almost every state in America, we are seeing a surge here in Kentucky that is concerning and deadly,” said Gov. Beshear. “But like every state in America, the...

Gov. Beshear: 94 Red Zone Counties Need to Act Now
Other states facing shortages of hospital beds, health care workers; adding mobile morgues
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2020) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and implored Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations, as other states reach frightening milestones in our nationwide battle against COVID-19. Texas alone has surpassed 1 million cases; El Paso, Texas, is doubling its supply of mobile morgues; the Mayo Clinic Health System is reporting that...

Gov. Beshear Sounds Alarm on COVID-19 Surge, Reports 2,700 New Cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned every Kentuckian that they must take the pandemic more seriously in order to protect themselves, their families and their community. Kentuckians are in significantly greater danger of contracting COVID-19 now than they were in March or April; on Wednesday, the Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state’s highest ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate has increased to 8.12%, the highest it has been since May 5.
“This entire state is in danger. COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere. We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations. It is a must if you want to lessen the impact in your...

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack Urge Kentuckians to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely
Families should wear face coverings and avoid crowded indoor gatherings, events, stores
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentucky families to be safe this Thanksgiving, especially in light of the newest federal report for the commonwealth that emphasizes the risks of gathering with people from other households. He also encouraged Kentuckians to keep getting tested for COVID-19 and announced that the state ranks sixth in the country for...

Gov. Beshear: Dangerous Rise in Cases Requires Red Zone Counties to Take Urgent Action
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that at this time we face significant danger from COVID-19. Eighty counties are in the red zone as cases, hospitalizations and deaths increase rapidly. Monday’s positivity rate was the highest since May 5.
“If you’re not wearing a mask, you’re putting yourself at a real risk for contracting COVID,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is happening everywhere, which means we can’t bring in health care workers from other places. If everywhere is surging, we’re going to end up on our own. That means if we get overrun and we don’t have enough staff in hospitals, it’s our...

Gov. Beshear Announces Highest Weekly COVID-19 Case Total, Urges Kentuckians to Act
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky’s highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases.
“This virus is spreading in communities in every corner of the commonwealth, and everyone, from our businesses and schools to individuals, must do their part to stop the spread and save...

Gov. Beshear Reports 2,162 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Deaths Saturday
Most cases ever reported on a Saturday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 2,162 new COVID-19 cases, making it the highest number of cases ever reported on a Saturday since the beginning of the pandemic in the commonwealth.
The state’s positivity rate today is 7.17%, the highest in the state since...

Gov. Beshear: Red Zone Communities Must Work Together Against Virus
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2020) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear said communities in red zone counties must work together to defeat an alarming spike in COVID-19. Today, the Governor reported Kentucky’s highest COVID-19 test positivity rate since June 1 and its third highest number of new daily cases.
“These numbers are truly frightening. I know we’ve been in this fight for so long that it’s easy to get numb to the scary headlines and high case numbers,” said Gov. Beshear. “That’s normal. It’s human nature. But you have to understand this is the most dangerous COVID-19 has ever been in the...

Gov. Beshear Announces 80 Red Zone Counties, 2,318 New Cases
Governor waives alcohol fees to support service industry as virus surges across state, nation
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 80 red zone counties, 12 more than were listed last week. He reminded Kentuckians that this is the most dangerous period of the pandemic so far: Today’s new cases report is one of Kentucky’s highest ever, second only...

Gov. Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Renew Fight Against COVID-19
Governor anticipates his administration can balance fiscal year 2021 budget with no further cuts
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2020) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to renew their fight against COVID-19, while celebrating positive budget and economic development news for the commonwealth.
“Our number of hospitalized people goes up every day. These are a lot of Kentuckians who are fighting for their lives,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let’s keep lighting our...

Gov. Beshear: Virus Continues to Surge Across Commonwealth
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians should be alarmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and renew their commitment to stop the spread of this disease before the crisis escalates further.
“It continues to be a difficult time in the commonwealth, where every day, things appear to be getting worse and more concerning,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are seeing not only a surge in the virus, but more and more of...

Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Take Urgent Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19
Governor launches 100% virtual press conference format to better protect Capitol staff, media
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said all Kentuckians need to act now to stop a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the commonwealth’s health care system and force businesses and schools to close again.
“In America and in Kentucky, this is getting increasingly more and more dangerous. The newest numbers are absolutely staggering,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re losing 1,200 Americans per day and we have some...

Gov. Beshear: Highest Week of COVID-19 Cases Demands Attention
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were more new cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) recorded in Kentucky this week than any other since the beginning of the pandemic.
“If you’re not alarmed by these record numbers of COVID-19 cases, you should be,” said Gov. Beshear. “I know we’re tired, but if we do not get the spread of this disease under control, we risk a darker, more deadly...

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Must Take Action as Cases, Hospitalizations Rise
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the second highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Today’s case numbers are also the highest ever reported on a Saturday.
“This is now the single largest week of new COVID-19 cases by almost a thousand and we still have one day to go. We need your help,” said Gov. Beshear. “Be sure tonight that you are safe in how you are trick-or-treating. And make sure you are following the red zone recommendations so the entire community can...

Gov. Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Be Safe
Governor reminds Kentuckians to follow Halloween guidance, COVID-19 reduction plan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2020) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear asked Kentuckians to make a plan now for a safe Halloween, as COVID-19 cases rise across the commonwealth and the nation.
“Remember, the more cases, the more people in the hospital, the more people in the ICU and the more people who die,” said Gov. Beshear. “It’s time for a coordinated community effort with everybody on board. Now is the time for leadership, not for...

Gov. Beshear: 68 Red Zone Counties Need to Operate on COVID-19 Reduction Plan Next Week
​​​​​​​Governor urges counties to implement new recommendations Monday through Sunday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear urged every Kentuckian in 68 red zone counties to up their game in the fight against COVID-19 and follow nine recommendations beginning Monday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 8, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases flare in those areas.
“This is a type of outbreak where we can’t deny our way out of it, we can’t rationalize our way out of it, we can’t try to find excuses for not following the guidance,” said Gov. Beshear.
Schools, businesses, community leaders and Kentuckians in red zone counties – published every Thursday afternoon on kycovid19.ky.gov – should follow the below recommendations the upcoming...

Gov. Beshear: Communities Must Work Together to Stop Spread of COVID-19
​​​​​​​Red zone recommendations will be successful if everyone does their part 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2020) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said community leaders, schools, businesses and families listed in red zone counties each Thursday on kycovid19.ky.gov should follow new recommendations the following Monday through Sunday to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.
“It takes an entire community to protect the most vulnerable, to keep our schools open and to keep our economy...

Gov. Beshear Asks Communities, Kentuckians in Red Zones to Prepare Weekly COVID-19 Reduction Plan
​​​​​​​Each Thursday’s incidence rate map published on kycovid19.ky.gov determines red zone counties for the following week
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2020) – On Tuesday, the Governor said that community, long-term care and school leaders and administrators, as well as Kentucky families in red zone counties, should prepare a weekly COVID-19 reduction plan based on each Thursday’s incidence...

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians, Communities Urged to Follow New Red Zone Reduction Recommendations to Stop COVID Spread, Protect One Another
All Kentuckians in the 55 red zone counties need to work together to overcome virus
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 953 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and issued new red zone reduction recommendations to stop COVID-19 spread and protect Kentuckians in the 55 counties currently in the red zone.
The Governor said today marked the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Monday as cases are at an all-time high across the country and in the commonwealth. Hospitalizations and deaths are also...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Sets Record for Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases in a Week Since Pandemic Began
Today marked highest number of cases ever reported on a Sunday: 1,462
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky unfortunately has set a new record for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week since the pandemic began, with 9,335 positive cases this week.
The previous highest week of COVID-19 cases was Oct. 5-11, when the commonwealth reported 7,675 new cases. Today also marks the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, with 1,462 cases.
“Since March 6, Kentuckians have been fighting COVID-19, yet we are facing the highest number of cases...

Gov. Beshear: Saturday’s COVID-19 Report Is ‘Frightening’
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday he is excited to be out of quarantine, but today’s COVID-19 report is, “in a word, frightening.” The Governor said this is Kentucky’s highest day of newly reported cases by a significant amount, except for the one day when a backlog of cases from Fayette County were added.
“This is exploding all over the country. Yesterday was the highest amount of cases ever reported in a single day in the United States,” Gov. Beshear said. “We've got to do better, and on Monday we'll be talking about new...

Gov. Beshear: Masks Crucial As Cases Rise Across Kentucky, United States
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said Kentuckians must wear masks to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as cases rise across Kentucky and the rest of the United States.
“This week has been a tough week, with three out of the five highest days for new COVID-19 cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “This virus is everywhere. It is in your community. We need every community doing what it...

As Cases Rise, Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Plan for a Safe Halloween
This year, families must do things differently to protect each other; online guidance can help
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2020) – As we get closer to Halloween, Gov. Andy Beshear said many kids, including his own, are very excited about the holiday. He encouraged Kentucky families to make plans now for how to celebrate safely as COVID-19 cases rise across the commonwealth.
Kentucky is in the red zone for cases, according to the White House. There are more Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 now than...

Gov. Beshear: White House Recommends More Limits on Small Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties
Public, private gatherings ideally should not extend beyond immediate family
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the White House is saying Kentuckians in red or orange counties shouldn’t have gatherings at all beyond their immediate families.
The Governor noted Kentucky already has guidance limiting to 10 or fewer people gatherings such as backyard barbecues and house parties, but the recommendation from the White House...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Preparing for COVID-19 Case Surge
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday said as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the state is beginning to prepare for a fall and winter surge in cases.
The First Family all tested negative for COVID-19 again today.
Today marks the fourth-highest number of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the commonwealth, including the day a backlog in cases was reported. This is also the first time since August...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We’re going to get through this together, what appears to be our third escalation,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got to come together to do what it takes to defeat this virus. As for me and my family, we are over a week into quarantine, trying to answer the call and set an example. That’s our duty as Kentuckians and as Americans.”
Gov. Beshear continues to conduct news conferences remotely as he and his...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Once again, we are seeing our case numbers growing instead of shrinking and we must do better,” Gov. Beshear said. “All of the things that we want to do, like fully reengaging our economy and getting our children back to in-person instruction, is dependent on everyone taking this virus a lot more seriously. Mask up, maintain social distance, wash your...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“This is the fourth highest day of positive COVID-19 cases. This is also the highest Saturday that we’ve ever had,” said Gov. Beshear. “Things are not moving in the right direction; they continue to escalate. This virus is our enemy, not...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Our COVID report today adds to a tough week,” said Gov. Beshear. “We need to buckle down; we need to wear masks; we need to follow that rule of no gatherings above 10 people at our homes. We need to social distance and we shouldn’t play politics with this virus. It is real. It doesn’t matter if there’s an election a couple of weeks away.”
He also shared that he, the First Lady and their children, Will and Lila, are all still feeling...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Today’s COVID report is not good news,” said Gov. Beshear. “We keep reiterating that we have to do better and we have to wear masks and we keep seeing high numbers that highlight how important that is.”
‘The Fast 4 at 4’
Thursday, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman highlighted important news for...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
Kentucky posts largest increase in coronavirus cases for one day without backlogged additions
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the commonwealth’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the state posted the largest regular one-day increase in recorded cases.
Gov. Beshear continues to conduct news conferences remotely as he and his family self-quarantine in the Governor’s Mansion after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon through a...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Gov. Beshear continues to conduct news conference remotely as he and his family quarantine in the Governor’s Mansion after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon through a member of the Governor’s security detail.
“We are striving to have a positive attitude, given that...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Gov. Beshear conducted Monday’s news conference remotely as he and his family quarantine in the Governor’s Mansion after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon through a member of the Governor’s...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Earlier Sunday, the Governor issued a statement telling Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late...

Gov. Beshear Issues Statement to Kentuckians
Governor, family potentially exposed to COVID-19; committed to setting an example by following state, federal quarantine guidelines 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear issued a video statement Sunday to tell Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“The number of positive cases is increasing at a troubling pace. We’ve had multiple week-over-week increases and we are at an all-time high here in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “Don’t fool around with this virus. Take steps to protect your health and the health of others: stay at least...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We continue to be in another escalation of COVID-19 cases here in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is the highest Friday in the last four weeks, and this will be our highest week ever when we...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
He also condemned an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
“This is not an isolated incident. Here in Kentucky, I was hung in effigy just yards from where we are standing on your Capitol grounds. Another man who made threats against me and...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We cannot allow inconvenience to be a reason to take our eye off the ball and what we need to do for COVID. Doing the right thing is oftentimes hard,” the Governor said. “We cannot go back to normal, not in the midst of this pandemic. We will get there, but we have to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“This story of Team Kentucky, of fighting this international pandemic and thus far doing better than most, has come down to all of us sacrificing and all of us stepping up when we need...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Because of the increase in positive cases that we’re seeing and with the weeks that are likely ahead, we are going to need to hear and to know that we’re going to get through this and we’re going to get through this together,” the Governor said. “If the current trends continue, it will be a...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“I normally don’t provide an update on Sunday, but with 616 new cases today of COVID-19, we have shattered the previous weekly record, which we set just last week,” the Governor said. “This week we now have 6,126 new cases of COVID-19. We have to do better. Please, everyone, wear your mask, engage in...

Gov. Beshear Announces Highest-Ever Number of New COVID-19 Cases
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Today, he reported the highest-ever daily total and the highest-ever weekly total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth.
“I know it's been a tough couple of days, seeing the President, the First Lady, U.S. Senators, Cam Newton and others test positive for COVID-19. But right here in the commonwealth, we now have 1,275 new cases announced today, meaning 1,275 Kentuckians have just...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“The escalation here in Kentucky continues to get worse and we have to wear masks – all of us,” said Gov. Beshear. “This week is going to shatter last week’s record for number of cases. We have to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
​​​​​​​Safe Halloween guidance shared
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
The Governor and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, also advised Kentuckians on how to celebrate Halloween safely this year.
“We have put together the best guidance we can for Halloween to be...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Let’s start the way we always start. It’s by remembering we are going to get through this pandemic and we are going to get through it together,” the Governor said. “There is a better world on the other side of this. For every challenge we face, it’s our job to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
Governor highlights urgency of the moment as Kentucky records second-highest daily total of new cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and said the state has reported the second-highest daily total of new cases.
“I said yesterday I believe we’re at the start of a new escalation. We’re certainly seeing that in today’s numbers. That means we’ve got to work harder. This is a war and we’ve won many battles, but we can’t walk away from...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“What I hope really sinks in for everybody watching is the word ‘urgency,’” the Governor said. “I believe that since maybe the traditional start of school, we have become more casual in our approach to COVID and our concerns about COVID, and how well we follow those rules and guidelines that are out there. It’s been seven months and most of us have never had to deal with something like this for seven months. But the virus is here and it waits for us to get casual. When we get casual, what we see is alarming trends in...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We know we must do better if we want to continue on the path toward regaining the parts of our lives that have been on hold,” the Governor said. “If we want to protect each other and our economy, if we want to get our kids back to school, the message is clear for Team Kentucky: Wear a...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Folks, right now we are on pace to have the single highest week in terms of positive cases that we’ve ever had,” said Gov. Beshear. “We simply have to do better. Please wear a mask. Sadly, sometimes I’m seeing less of these out there than more. This will...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Today’s COVID report is far too many cases and unfortunately far too many people who we’ve lost,” said Gov. Beshear. “This virus has come for us. We have to fight...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19​​
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Let’s be thinking about what we can do for others at all times during this virus. This is a time that takes more compassion than any in my lifetime, and that’s with every challenge we face right now,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let’s remember that we’ve got to listen to each other and we’ve got to...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
The Governor also was joined Wednesday by state Rep. Charles Booker and J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Governor’s executive cabinet, to respond to questions about the grand jury report into the shooting...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“The tough news is tough news for us as a country: We’ve now lost 200,000 Americans to the coronavirus – 200,000. It’s difficult to comprehend that this virus that pretty much didn’t exist at the beginning of the year, in about six months would take...

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2020)
– Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We need two things as we go forward fighting COVID,” the Governor said. “We need that strength and endurance knowing that it is going to end and we’ve got to be strong enough to do the right thing until it ends. We also need to have flexibility, knowing that this virus can pop up in...

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