After a slow start to the month, October is closing with an increase in daily reported COVID-19 cases. Yesterday had 130 new cases, making it the 6th-highest day, and bringing the total to 10,917 cases and 95 deaths during the outbreak. Fayette County has also returned to the “red zone” on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s map at kycovid19.ky.gov. Please be sure to note the new recommendations from Gov. Andy Beshear for RED ZONE counties, including Lexington.
Those Red Zone Recommendations are:
- Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible.
- Non-critical government offices should operate virtually.
- Reduce in-persons shopping; order online or arrange for curbside pickup.
- Order take-out from restaurants; avoid in-person dining in restaurants or bars
- Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce the mask mandate and other guidelines.
- Reschedule, postpone or cancel public and private events
- Do not host or attend gatherings of any size.
- Avoid non-essential activities outside of your home.
- Reduce overall activities and contacts, follow existing guides to avoid, stop and defeat COVID-19
The city’s highest one-day totals are:
- 167 cases, Sept. 11
- 149 cases, Sept. 10
- 135 cases, Oct. 27
- 133 cases, Oct. 15
- 131 cases, Aug. 7
- 130 cases, Oct. 28
- 126 cases, Oct. 9
Please help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health guidelines:
• Wash your hands often
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wear a cloth face covering in public (see the flyer for how to properly wear a mask!)
• Stay home if you have symptoms.