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Gov. Beshear's Friday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Friday COVID-19 press conference, Governor Andy Beshear announced more actions in his attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.

Beshear announced that the number of positive cases in Kentucky is now up to 63, including the newest western Kentucky case in Calloway County.

Beshear also announced the next set of actions he has taken in his attempt to curb the spread of the virus.

In the first action mentioned, Beshear says he held a conference call with school superintendents, not only to answer their questions, but to request that they extend their hold on in-person classes until at least April 20.

The second action was an update on his Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance certification, which has now been approved. With the certification in place, small businesses, for-profit contractors, and private non-profits that have been harmed by the pandemic are now eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Applications for a loan can be found at the link below.

In his third action, Beshear followed the lead of the federal government and extended Kentucky's tax filing deadline to July 15. A three month extension.

Following his actions, Beshear took the time to thank Kentucky's bourbon distillers, who are producing and distributing hand sanitizer.

He has also reached out to businesses in an effort to get help meeting the state's industrial grade respirator needs. After his request, Toyota reportedly donated 1,827 N95 masks, while Gray Construction and AE Electrical Solutions delivered a combined 90 masks.

You can find more information on Beshear's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the link below.


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Kentucky's Response to COVID-19
Disaster Assistance


Published 04:00 AM, Saturday Mar. 21, 2020
Updated 07:13 AM, Saturday Mar. 21, 2020

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