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5/29/2020- Governor Beshear issues guidance on public pools

In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 9,184 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of these cases, 113 were newly confirmed. It is believed that 3,181 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, however there were nine new deaths reported Thursday, raising the state’s total to 409. More than 15,000 March and April unemployment claims were processed this week, and Deputy Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Josh Benton says that the department is putting their most seasoned staff on getting more of those unprocessed claims done. In addition, Benton discussed a security breach that took place in April. According to Benton, on April 23 at 9:17 AM, it was reported that some unemployment insurance claimants could have been able to view the identity verification documents uploaded by other claimants. The portal was taken down two hours later, and a security fix was implemented that night. To date, no reports of financial harm or identity theft have been received. In other news. Governor Beshear announced that Kentucky Kingdom and public pools can reopen on June 29th with a list of extensive precautions. The Governor said that local leaders may choose to keep pools closed based on their assessments of whether or not safety requirements can be met.

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