State Officials Work To Help Children During Pandemic

Our local leaders are doing everything they can to protect you and your family. In the Bluegrass, Governor Andy Beshear is trying to get ahead of the virus.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 9:04 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2020 7:13 AM

For parents across the Tri-State, the excitement that usually surrounds the start of a new school year has been hard to find.

"It's tough," says Michael Revelle, parent. "I'm not going to lie. They get stir crazy. That's why we try to go out and give them as much activity as possible."

But there is the concern for what's next lurking behind every thought.

"All of our kids we decided to school at home this year," says Revelle. "Our oldest is going into the second grade and will be doing the virtual academy this year."

Meanwhile, the Bluegrass is continuing on in the fight against the invisible enemy.

The state now surpassing 32 thousand cases.

As states struggle to keep the virus under control, another group is facing greater risk.

"Again were seeing more cases of young children," says Governor Andy Beshear.

Governor Beshear announcing Tuesday 18 kids under 5-years-old battling the coronavirus with the youngest at two-months-old.

"As parents, our hearts go out, even if a child is asymptomatic," says Beshear.

As the number of cases among children spike, Beshear noting more childcare facilities are reporting cases.

"We've got six new facilities that have at least one case associated with them," says Beshear. "Two new staff members and four new children and that's just since yesterday."

In an effort to curb the spread, the First Lady of Kentucky introducing her new program, Coverings For Kids."

"It's more important than ever that we are proactive at preparing our schools for a safe return when that time eventually comes," says Britainy Beshear, First Lady of Kentucky.

The first lady is encouraging Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to local school districts with each district choosing how donated coverings are distributed.

Both child and adult size facials coverings will be accepted.

The coverings can be bought or homemade.

Starting next Tuesday, you can drop off facial coverings at district-level donation centers which will be announced soon.

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