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Starting May 13, all state vaccination sites in Kentucky can administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Kentuckians who are 12-15 years-old, and this follows the FDA’s recent emergency use authorization and the CDC’s approval of the vaccine for that age group.

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The Pike County Health Department is reporting a significant decline in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations from the last seven days, and the county’s vaccination efforts are ongoing.

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The Pike County Schools Board of Education voted to delay the return of in-person classes for the district and continue virtual learning until at least Jan. 22, citing the county’s record number of COVID-19 cases as a reason for the decision.

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Gov. Andy Beshear on Nov. 18 announced several new steps the state is taking to stem the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus across the commonwealth, including the closure of schools and in-person service for bars and restaurants.

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The Pike County Schools District will move to all-virtual learning starting Oct. 29 and will remain virtual for the next few upcoming days due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Gov. Andy Beshear, in his first public press conference since completing quarantine after being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, announced Oct. 26 new “Red Zone Reduction Recommendations” for counties which are considered as being classified as “red.”

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Kentucky released its guidance regarding Halloween activities and is recommending people avoid high-risk activities and continue to follow recommendations such as wearing masks and social distancing.

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The Pikeville Independent Schools Board of Education discussed the delay of in-person classes and approved an emergency leave resolution for full-time and part-time employees related to COVID-19, along with other items, during its meeting on Aug. 18.

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The Pike County Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 12, making the county’s total number of cases at 282 so far.

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The Kentucky Education Association, which represents 42,000 educators in the state, issued a statement Aug. 7 asking for school districts to decide to begin the school year virtually, as opposed to in-person.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and U.S. Attorney Rob Duncan issued a warning Aug. 5 of a potential scam related to Kentuckians receiving unsolicited packages of personal protective equipment (PPE) from foreign countries.

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The Pike County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 2, making the county’s total number of cases at 240 so far, as of 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

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Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman have started an initiative that calls for Kentuckians to donate face masks to local school districts in order to help school staff, teachers and students against COVID-19 in the upcoming school year.

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Today, July 30, officials with ARH announced that due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus and support the safest hospital environments for all patients, ARH staff will be limiting visitors, and the following revi…

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced new steps being taken in an attempt to curb what he referred to as an escalation of COVID-19 cases and a rising positivity rate of the virus.

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