Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted Monday that Kentucky counties in the red zone should make plans to implement the new guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The guidelines are called Red Zone Reduction Recommendations, and are given by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services.
There are about 100 Kentucky counties considered “red zones,” meaning the average number of cases exceeds 25 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days. Warren County is one of those counties.
The recommendations were announced Nov. 12, and including the following suggestions:
Employers allow employees to work from home when possibleNon-critical government offices operate virtuallyReduce in-person shoppingOrder take-outReschedule, postpone or cancel public and private eventsDo not host or attend gatherings of any sizeAvoid non-essential activesReduce overall activity and contactsFollow existing guidelines, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19Prioritize business that follow and enforce mask mandate and guidelines
These recommendations will remain in effect until November 22, four days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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