New travel ban put into place for Kentucky

Kentucky up to 5,934 COVID-19 cases, 283 total deaths
Posted at 5:18 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 20:44:12-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced that there's 5,934 COVID-19 cases and 283 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky on Wednesday.

Wednesday's results include 159 news cases and eight new deaths. Of the 5,934 total cases, there have been 2,125 recoveries.

Gov. Beshear also issued a new executive order that continues to ban anyone with a positive or presumptively positive case of COVID-19 from entering Kentucky, except as ordered for medical treatment. It also keeps in place requirements of social distancing on public transportation.

Those traveling from out of state into Kentucky and staying are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The new travel ban mirrors the state of Ohio's travel ban.

“Basically, the court said, ‘We think Ohio’s is fine. We think yours should be more like Ohio’s,’” the Governor said. “So we’ve issued one today that’s just like Ohio’s. That’s what the court says will work, so that’s what we’ll do.”

Those full travel ban rules can be found on page 6 of the Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order.

Drive-thru testing locations were also announced starting next week.

The Kroger sites in Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, and Elizabethtown will continue for the next two weeks.

Testing will also take place in Warren Co., which began this week and will continue next week.

Phase II of Healthy at Work was briefly discussed which says businesses will have to follow the same 10 guidelines as Phase I businesses in order to reopen.

More details on Phase II will be announced sometime this week.