Gov. Beshear: 'This is us against the coronavirus'

Virus Outbreak-Kentucky
Posted at 9:08 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 09:32:06-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday morning outlined the latest moves to contain the novel coronavirus in the commonwealth.

"This is us against the coronavirus," Beshear said.

The state has tested 118 people as of Friday morning, according to Beshear. Eleven test were positive and 107 were negative. There were six cases in Harrison County, three in Fayette and two in Jefferson.

A day earlier, Beshear said more positive cases in the commonwealth were expected as three labs in the state began testing for the novel coronavirus.

The state is still urging people to practice social distancing and good hygiene to prevent the spread of disease to vulnerable populations.

Beshear also has urged schools to close and churches and other houses of worship to cancel gatherings this weekend.

More information is available at the state's main COVID-19 webpage.

Among the new recommendations, Beshear said based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state was recommending the temporary closure of all senior centers to all in-person activities.

He said he was using provisions of his emergency declaration to ensure meal programs could meet the needs of clients.