FRANKFORT, Ky, (WKRN) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced plans for a phased reopening of the state.
On Friday, the governor reported 34 new cases and eight additional deaths in Kentucky.
Governor Beshear said before reopening the state, he’d like to see 14 consecutive days of decreased new COVID-19 cases. In addition, he called for increased testing capacity, as more people are in contact with each other.
Finally, the governor called for more personal protective equipment. He said this was needed for both health care workers as well as anyone performing or undergoing elective surgeries.
Governor Beshear reminded Kentucky residents to have patience while the state worked to hit these benchmarks before potentially reopening.