Gov. Beshear's Saturday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
KENTUCKY - During his Saturday COVID-19 press conference, Governor Andy Beshear provided an update, and announced a new action in his attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.

Beshear began by announcing the third confirmed death related to the virus, a 67-year-old man from Anderson County. In a showing of compassion, Beshear says he will be lighting the Governor's Mansion green in honor of every Kentuckian that passes away due to the virus. He also shared that the number of confirmed cases within Kentucky is now 87.

In keeping with tradition, Beshear again encouraged churches to have remote services through social media, live streams, radio stations, or television.

Beshear then asked churches to ring their bells at 10 am Eastern time on Sunday.

"We'd love for you to ring the bells. It's been done at other times in America," the Governor said. "It just reminds us that we're all here, that our Creator, regardless of your faith, cares about us. We will make it through this and just because we can't go to a building to gather where we talk about it, doesn't mean that it is not there with us and helping to guide us. We'll make sure that we come out of this together."

Beshear continued by announcing his newest action in the war on COVID-19, extended prohibitions against price gouging.

Back on March 7, Beshear issued an executive order to prohibit any price gouging, and asked Attorney General Daniel Cameron to enforce the price-gouging laws. At today's press conference, Beshear expanded on that, extending the prohibition on price gouging fifteen more days. He encourages anyone with information regarding potential price gouging to contact their Attorney General Consumer Protection hotline at 888-432-9257, or through the link below.

You can see the press conference in its entirety below.

Published 07:48 PM, Saturday Mar. 21, 2020
Updated 07:28 AM, Sunday Mar. 22, 2020



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