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Kentucky takes aim at COVID surge with new policies

(The Center Square) – With Kentucky facing a COVID-19 surge that Gov. Andy Beshear said is starting to grow exponentially, state officials have started to implement new policies in hopes of flattening that curve. Starting Tuesday, state-operated health care facilities implemented mandatory masking policies. That includes the veteran nursing homes,...
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Kentucky's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Soars to 10%, Highest Since June

The highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus is showing no signs of slowing down in Kentucky, it seems. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear shared some sobering figures during a media briefing on Monday, saying that the Commonwealth has experienced 38 straight days of its COVID-19 test positivity rate increasing (the positivity rate is the number of people who test positive out of all coronavirus tests performed).
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Gov. Beshear to hold Team Kentucky update Thurs.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear will hold a Team Kentucky update on Thursday, August 5. The briefing will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky State Capitol. The governor will update Kentuckians on a variety of topics including economic development and infrastructure improvements along with the coronavirus, the Delta variant and vaccinations.
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Thorns And Roses: Kentucky Eviction Disaster Averted, IU Vaccine Mandate Upheld

Two days after the federal eviction moratorium lapsed, the CDC declared another one for those living in rates of high COVID transmission. That means most counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson, are safe from eviction. But why did it take a couple days to reverse? We knew the eviction moratorium was ending, putting tens of thousands of Kentuckians — and even more Americans — at risk for eviction. Let’s use this time, however long we have, to put together a solid plan to keep Kentuckians housed once the moratorium lifts again. It’s a tidal wave, and we’re in the shadow.
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WellCare of Kentucky to nearly double staff in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (WTVQ) – WellCare of Kentucky, a Medicaid and Medicare services provider, is adding 18 full-time jobs at its national call center in Hazard, nearly doubling employment at the facility. “I want to thank leaders of WellCare of Kentucky for selecting their Hazard County location for this expansion,” Gov....
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2021 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit Scheduled for Aug. 11-12

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2021) — The 2021 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit will highlight best practices, statutes and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs. The free, virtual conference will be held Aug. 11-12. The Harm Reduction Summit gives officials the opportunity to learn about harm reduction/disease prevention strategies and to share best practices with participants to broaden the impact of harm reduction operations throughout Kentucky, according to organizers Jim House and Kyndall Raburn with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH).
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Join Kentucky at the State Fair

It's time. After a year and half of shutdowns and extreme social distancing, Kentucky will have the opportunity to come together at the 117th Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 19-29, at the Kentucky Expo Center. The Kentucky State Fair is one of our state's oldest events, one that truly embodies the best of Kentucky.
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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Bowling Green Daily News. August 3, 2021. Editorial: Med Center makes right call on vaccine requirement. Once again, much of southcentral Kentucky finds itself at a critical juncture in the seemingly endless fight against COVID-19. As of Tuesday, several counties in our region – including Warren – are back in the “red zone,” according to the state of Kentucky’s COVID dashboard, meaning those counties’ incidence rate has climbed to at least 25%.
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Kentucky’s economy rebounding as wildcard coronavirus variant eyed

Despite the coronavirus pandemic’s shock to Kentucky’s economy, the Bluegrass State has seen a rebound in employment, revenue and company investments. But as Kentucky’s economic momentum gains speed, there's a wildcard in the Delta variant that threatens to slow all the progress that has been made so far this year.