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Actions and preparations announced by Gov. Andy Beshear include:

  • Instructed school districts to be prepared to close on short notice, as short as 72 hours.
  • Closed all state prisons to visitors.
  • Encouraged every individual in Kentucky, in particular those over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions, to do what they can to avoid large gatherings and minimize time in groups and public spaces.
  • Cancelled the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast out of an abundance of caution.
  • Asked places of worship to cancel services temporarily due to the proximity.
  • Suspended out-of-state travel for state employees.
  • Urged more businesses to allow employees to tele-commute and to provide paid sick leave.
  • Asked people to spread out in meeting and work spaces by increasing distance between seats and taking other similar actions