Darren Doyle, story:
As has been the same for many weeks, Edmonson County remains consistent with active known positive COVID cases. This week's numbers provided by the Barren River District Health Department showed 13 active known positives in the county with 166 total, 141 recoveries, and 12 deaths reported as a result of COVID-19.
Despite in-person school back in session and local sporting events occurring in the county, no significant increases in virus numbers have been seen.
This week, Governor Andy Beshear renewed his executive order requiring face coverings in most public places. The Kentucky Dept. of Health also issued recommendations for celebrating Halloween.
Some of the recommendations shared from the state for trick-or-treating are:
There are currently no county mandates on other Halloween activities, such as trick-or-treating, haunted houses, hayrides, etc. Individuals may participate in these activities according to their own choosing. Having outdoor or porch lights on during trick-or-treating is an indication that the residence is participating in trick-or-treating. One that does not wish to participate is asked to keep porch lights off.
Edmonson County's annual Halloween on the Square has been moved to Chalybeate Park and is scheduled to be held on October 31st from 3:30 to 7PM. All businesses and organizations are invited to set up a table to distribute treats.