Mayor Linda Gorton gives COVID-19 update

Posted at 7:10 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:12:18-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton gives an update on COVID-19.

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, announced another COVID-19 related death Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lexington up to 7.

During her news conference, the mayor issued a call to action for local businesses, asking them to address any shortages during the pandemic. The mayor, along with representatives from Commerce Lexington, asked for any local businesses to make or donate personal protective equipment if and when they can.

If you are able to help with personal protective equipment, you're asked to call 311 or (859) 258-3100.

This is the latest in a series of measures she’s taken to help people during this time.

Last week, Mayor Gorton closed playgrounds, parking lots, and restrooms at public parks. Parks are still open to the public, but people are encouraged to practice social distancing and not come in crowds. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, McConnell Springs, public golf courses and city park athletic fields and courts are closed.

Walk-in access has been restricted at several government and public buildings, like the police department.