Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.
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.
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has decided to abruptly end extended unemployment insurance payments for Kentuckians. Extended benefit payments for 4,723 claimants will cease this weekend due to federal rules.
Mary Westfall-Holbrook, Chief District Engineer, Highway District 12, announced Nov. 23 that Allen Maintenance in Floyd County is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of D12 facilities affected by COVID-19 to six.
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.
The Supreme Court issued new guidelines to the state court system Oct. 29 as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Kentucky and across the country.
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.
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.”
The Pike County Health Department issued a blanket statement on Oct. 20 regarding possible exposure to COVID-19 on specific dates last week at the Pike County Clerk’s Office.
COVID-19 has impacted the Pike County Courthouse, Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones announced during the Pike County Fiscal Court’s Oct. 20 meeting.
Pike County and Pikeville Independent Schools released their schooling plans after Pike County moved to the red level on the Kentucky Incidence Rate Map on Oct. 14.
Three Pike County schools reported one positive case of COVID-19 this weekend, and a fourth school, Valley Elementary School, is going all-online during the week of Oct. 12 after at least eight staff members have been quarantined.
The Pike County Health Department reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 9, making the county’s total number of cases at 602 cases so far. Of the county’s 573 cases, 148 cases are considered active, 451 patients have recovered and three people have died from the virus so far. Five active …
Pikeville Independent Schools District issued a statement Oct. 6, saying that they received reports of one positive student case of COVID-19, with the student being enrolled in Pikeville High School.
On Oct. 6, the Pike County Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, while reporting an increase in the number of people who have recovered from the virus.
After Kentucky saw its highest-ever daily total of new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that the state is now entering the third escalation of new cases.
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.
After a recent increase in active cases of COVID-19, the University of Pikeville has temporarily moved its classes online and upgraded its response level to “level four.”
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will hold a virtual town hall from 6-7:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 17 to discuss the new four-color decision-making metric for school officials.
Kentucky Blood Center announced Sept. 14 that, in an effort to recruit donors for convalescent plasma donation, donations made at KBC donor centers now through Oct. 3 will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
The Pike County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 13, making the county’s total number of cases at 377 so far.
The Pike County Health Department issued a statement Sept. 8, warning of a possible exposure to COVID-19 linked to recent funeral events.
The Pike County Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 16, making the county’s total number of cases at 311 so far, as of midday Aug. 24.
Pike County Health Departments officials said late Thursday, Aug. 20, that there has been potential COVID-19 exposure at the South Williamson Walmart.
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.
Gov. Andy Beshear recommended on Aug. 10 that school districts delay their return to in-person classes until Sept. 28, saying it is a “difficult but necessary step.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Mingo County Health officials have confirmed the third COVID-19 related death in Mingo County. Health officials said the third death, reported Monday, Aug. 3, was a 43 year-old male who died while hospitalized at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South Williamson.
The Pike County Health Department reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on July 31, making the county’s total number of cases at 233 total cases so far.
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…
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.
The Pike County Health Department reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) July 26, making the county’s total number of cases at 211 total cases so far.
As the state and country move forward from this year’s primary election, experts are already looking at how the general election could play out in November.
The Pikeville Independent Schools District has released details on what the district’s reopening will look like in the fall, with a planned start date for the district being Aug. 26.
The Pike County Health Department reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on July 24, making the county’s total number of cases 185 so far.
A new program through the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. could help Eastern Kentuckians and their spouses affected by layoffs from the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pike County Schools Board of Education discussed some measures the district has taken to protect against COVID-19, including the district’s telemedicine grant, while thanking the community for their support in making donations to the district.
As Kentucky saw its highest single-day number of reported COVID-19 cases, Pike County also saw its highest number of reported cases in a single week, and local and state experts are urging the public to take necessary health precautions.