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The Governor & State Health Commissioner Set Thanksgiving Guidelines

Thanksgiving is in two weeks and Kentucky's Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said it is a "perfect recipe to spread this virus." Dr. Stack and Governor Andy Beshear unveiled the recommended guidelines to keep you and your family safe amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The guidance includes:

  • Avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household
  • Always wear a face-covering or mask
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft. or more
  • Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors
  • Do not host or attend crowded parades/parties
  • Avoid shopping in crowded stores before, on, or after Thanksgiving

Dr. Stack noted that all of Kentucky's counties are now red or orange zones. "2020 has been a mess, it's been a mess for all of us," he said. "We've got to hang in there just a bit longer."
Governor Beshear who normally attends a large extended family Thanksgiving celebration said he was disappointed as well that the holiday would be different this year but that sacrifices have to be made to slow the spread of the virus. "That person that you may think you will really miss sitting across the table from you this year, I want to make sure is across the table from you next year."

The guidelines set in Kentucky mirror those announced by the White House and the CDC.