Masks Still Required For Public Transit, Health Facilities, and Long-term Care Facilities
Darren Doyle, story:
Today, Governor Andy Beshear lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings and ended capacity limits for restaurants, bars, and other public venues. The mask mandate for vaccinated Kentuckians has been lifted since May 13. A new executive order keeps the mask requirement in place only in certain high-risk settings identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: public transit, long-term care facilities and health care facilities.
It was his final daily press conference, his 250th one. He reported that 2.1 million Kentuckians have received the COVID-19 vaccine, or 58% of the adult population.
"Today, we are lifting the final restrictions put in place that have kept our people safe during this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic," he said.
Edmonson County's COVID rate has plunged since January, averaging around 50 active cases for months. On Tuesday, the Barren River District Health Department reported 53 active COVID cases in Edmonson County, or .04% of the county's population (less than one-half of one percent).
The overall current incidence rate in the county is 0, according to the state's latest data.
Edmonson County has consistently had the lowest numbers in the BRDHD area in total COVID cases and deaths determined from COVID.