Gov. Andy Beshear - Team Kentucky Update 9.2.2021
On Aug. 26 during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Governor Andy Beshear announced the locations of four COVID-19 Community Testing Sites in some of Kentucky’s hardest-hit areas, with one of those being Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).
The number of COVID-related deaths has risen in Pike County, while new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have nearly plateaued, and local health officials are already spreading the word about flu vaccinations and the upcoming flu season, which could hit harder this year.
The Pike County Health Department reported that, although the county saw a recent slight decrease in hospitalizations and active cases this week, the number of COVID-related deaths increased.
The Pike County School District will continue to require masks inside its buildings as long as the county meets certain criteria, which will be based on statewide COVID tracking maps.
On Sept. 9 during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear said more teams from the Kentucky National Guard will arrive over the next week at strained Kentucky hospitals. Assisting with nonclinical functions within the hospitals to allow hospital staff to focus on patient care, 310…
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell shared his thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, among other topics, during a recent visit to Pikeville.
Schools continue to face greater risks from the COVID-19 pandemic with limited options, as legislative changes have limited their ability to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Pike County saw an increase in confirmed COVID deaths, as well as hospitalizations and active cases, over the weekend, and local health officials are continuing to urge the public to get vaccinated to protect against the worst impacts of the virus.
The Pike County Schools District has announced that it will be closed through Sept. 6, due to a recent major increase in new COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend.
As Pike County’s COVID-19 case numbers continue to grow and medical facilities’ ability to respond is stretched, health officials are continuing to ask for the public to take the virus and its impacts seriously and to take steps to mitigate the impacts.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, according to a statement fr…
Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Aug. 10 that he has signed an executive order which will make a mandate of his earlier recommendation that school districts have both students and adults in schools wear masks while indoors for 30 days.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) released new guidance on July 28 for schools on recommended masking guidelines ahead of the 2021-2022 school year.
On July 26, Gov. Andy Beshear shared new masking recommendations for K-12 schools in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and Gov. Andy Beshear held a press conference on July 19 and alerted the public about the growing concern regarding the Delta variant of COVID-19 and how it is already ’spreading like wildfire’ among unvaccinated communities.
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), has updated the flagship Healthy at School guidance based on the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) have released updates to the state’s flagship Healthy at School guidance based on the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Pikeville Independent Schools has updated its in-person learning plan, with officials saying it is the next step toward returning to a more normal schedule.
The Pike County Health Department is reporting a fairly consistent decline in new COVID-19 cases, though health officials warn that it may be too soon to start shaking hands again.
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.
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.