coronavirus

Stu Johnson

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack says there’s no way around it, a significant adjustment is needed for this holiday season. He said coronavirus brings with it a significant threat of spread over the next couple of weeks.

Fons Cervera

Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a new executive order making certain health and safety guidelines mandatory for schools returning to in-person classes on Jan. 4. Beshear announced these measures on Monday. His order gives them the force of law.

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An indoor children’s entertainment center in Paducah will close this weekend due to financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Henderson County Schools

The isolation and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is stressful for adults, but it can be even more upsetting for young people.

Answering Your Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 18, 2020
Cheryl Gerber

The arrival of the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was met with cheers around the Ohio Valley as the first doses were administered to front-line health workers. The Pfizer —  and, soon, Moderna — vaccines bring the promise of relief after months of pandemic-driven closures and a deadly surge in cases.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

  COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Tennessee hospitals Thursday in the darkest days of the pandemic so far. Even as they began inoculating their frontline staff, they are seeing the sickest patients yet. 

J. Tyler Franklin

  Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order halting in-person classes will remain in effect, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Thursday not to take up Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s challenge against the order on grounds it violates religious freedom.

Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear during Thursday’s media coronavirus briefing reported 3,349 news cases of COVID-19. The commonwealth had 54 deaths Thursday, the most deaths the state has seen in one day. 

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

 The first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Purchase region of Kentucky began Thursday morning, and the first person to be vaccinated says he’s “proud” to have an additional defense against the virus.

The U.S. on Wednesday reported the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus and the most COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

As of 1:30 a.m. Thursday, more than 3,600 Americans died Wednesday from complications of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking coronavirus infection data.

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