October 26, 2020 5:35pm
New recommendations announced for counties in Kentucky with high infection rates
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced new recommendations for counties with high COVID-19 infection rates.
The recommendations include:
- Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible
- Non-critical government offices should operate virtually
- In-person shopping should be reduced
- Dining in restaurants and bars should be avoided
- Customers should prioritize businesses that follow and enforce masking and other COVID guidelines
- Public and private events should be rescheduled, postponed, or canceled
- Individuals should not host or attend gatherings of any size
- Non-essential activities outside of the home should be avoided
- Overall activity and contacts should be reduced
- Existing guidance should be followed
The recommendations apply to counties that are in the “red zone.” These are counties with an infection rate of 25+ per 100,000 residents based on a seven day average. As of today, the following counties from the Greater Louisville region fell under “red zone” status:
The Governor has emphasized that the new recommendations are recommendations and not mandates.