Crystal Staley, the communications director for Governor Beshear, sent out the following statement regarding the recent ruling from the Supreme Court of Kentucky, its impact on the state, and possible next steps.
The Governor met yesterday with Senate leadership and is meeting with House leadership tomorrow.
Gov. Beshear outlined the important, non-controversial measures that will expire if the state of emergency is not extended. Those include the risk of losing large amounts of funding, steps to increase our health care capacity, expanded meals for children and families, worker’s compensation for front-line workers who contract COVID-19 as well as the ability to fight price gouging.
We have and will continue to provide all requested information and continue to strongly recommend to the General Assembly the steps that need to be taken to protect us during what will likely be the deadliest time in the pandemic, including the critical nature of masking to slow the spread of the virus.
The Beshear administration has worked alongside local jurisdictions since January on programs to incentivize Kentuckians to get vaccinated and welcomes all additional efforts to add to the almost 2.5 million Kentuckians who have received at least one shot so more Kentuckians and their communities are protected from this virus that has killed more than 7,500 people in the commonwealth.
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