Kentucky Governor calls to quarantine people coming into the state


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRN) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is announcing new COVID-19 numbers for the state, along with new restrictions. 

On Thursday, the Governor announced 11 more deaths in Kentucky, bringing the total to 31. 

Because of that, Governor Beshear says he is issuing new orders for anyone entering Kentucky from out of state. 

“Out of staters traveling into Kentucky, that aren’t just passing through that don’t just stop at a gas station, are now going to have to quarantine for 14 days wherever they’re coming,” Gov. Beshear said. “We have to make sure we don’t have folks that are traveling in staying 2 days and leaving that frustrates everything we are trying to do right now.” 

Governor Beshear also announcing the state fairgrounds in Louisville will be converted into a field hospital as they anticipate a surge of cases.  

Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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