Area Reports 10 Total COVID-19 Cases: Governor Orders All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses To Close In-Person
Still No Reports Of Confirmed Cases In Edmonson County
Darren Doyle, story:
The Barren River District Health Department is currently investigating ten cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Warren County has six cases; Simpson has three; Logan has one, and none have yet to be reported in Edmonson County.
"The news of positive cases has understandably raised concern for many community members," said BRDHD in a statement. "We should all prepare for the number of positive cases to continue to increase in the coming days. It is important that we continue to follow social distancing guidelines in order to slow the spread of the virus in our community."
Social distancing means staying away from large crowds of any size and maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet (or 2 meters) from other people.
Beshear Orders Non-life Sustaining Business To Close To In-person Service
“With the rise in cases and knowing that these next probably two weeks are going to be some of the most important, we are going to take the next step; so effective Thursday at 8 p.m. we are going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic,” Gov. Beshear said. “Even for those who are going to be excepted under this order, we are going to mandate that type of social distance that we have to see out there to protect our people.”
Beshear said the order will be out on Wednesday to give businesses more guidance. He said many businesses provide life-sustaining services and will be allowed to stay open, even though they must maintain social distancing.
The businesses that can stay open include: grocery stores, drug stores and pharmacies, banks, hardware stores, agricultural operations, gas stations, media, businesses needed for transportation, logistics, shipping, delivery and pick-up, housing, building and construction, laundry, financial services, home-based care and services, professional services, manufacturing and other businesses key to national interests or life-sustaining goods or services, and those covered under the federal critical infrastructure sector.
The governor said most professional services, including attorneys, accountants and those in real estate, can be performed at home and that restaurants can remain open for delivery, curbside pickup, and carry out if they follow guidelines on social distancing.
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