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Governor Beshear issues urgent call for PPE

In his press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 1,008 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of those cases, 54 were newly confirmed. Unfortunately, yesterday also saw great loss as there were fourteen new deaths reported on Monday, raising the state’s total to 59 confirmed deaths related to the virus. Governor Beshear issued an urgent call for personal protective equipment for frontline workers in the fight against the virus. The Governor listed N95 masks, latex-free gloves, and surgical gowns as the most needed PPE items. In addition, Governor Beshear announced that the state would begin allowing first responders and frontline healthcare workers to quarantine in cabins at state parks in five locations across the Commonwealth if necessary. First responders and healthcare personnel interested in accommodations should contact their local emergency management operations center.

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