Visitations to Begin at Care Facilities Next Week
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Thursday update, Governor Andy Beshear provided the latest COVID-19 numbers and announced new guidance for assisted living facilities.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary, Eric Friedlander, announced that beginning Monday, the state will allow visitation at assisted living facilities and personal care homes.

The new guidance allows for group activities of ten or fewer, communal dining, and off-site appointments.

Beginning July 15, visitation will resume in nursing homes and in intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

As of Thursday there are 280 new cases of the virus across the state. There have been at least 375,636 Kentuckians tested for the virus, with 14,617 testing positive.

Beshear reported eight new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 546. The deaths include a 69-year-old man from Christian County. At least 3,719 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Published 10:19 AM, Thursday Jun. 25, 2020
Updated 09:06 PM, Thursday Jun. 25, 2020



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