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COVID-19 update

 As of March 2, Meade County has 1,943 total cases of COVID-19. Of those, 69 are active, 1,855 have recovered, and 19 have died according to the Lincoln Trail district Health Department

 Vaccinations are still being administered across the state. Those age 70 and older are still prioritized, however, the LTDHD has allowed expanded past registrations to those over age 60. Vaccinations were most recently administered by the LTDHD on March 3 and March 4. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are slated to arrive at independent pharmacies this week.

Recently, Gov. Beshear announced a move into Phase 1C on March 1. The LTDHD has not opened registration to those in groups 1C at this time.

“Because this phase encompasses such a large group of eligible people and vaccine quantities are not sufficient at this time to open to all IC, LTDHD will phase in additional groups within 1C,” the LTDHD said in a press release. “Please monitor our website to determine which groups that we are currently vaccinating. You can find a comprehensive list of vaccination locations in our service area on our website. Additional sites are added on a weekly basis.”

On Monday, Gov. Beshear announced that 18 industries could increase their capacity to 60 percent as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases. The Gov. reported the lowest number of COVID-19 cases since September at his press briefing on Monday.

The following businesses can now increase capacity to 60 percent: Indoor auctions, barbershops/cosmetology/hair salons, bars and restaurants, bowling alleys, indoor educational and cultural activities, fitness centers, funeral and memorial services, government agencies, massage therapy, movie theaters, nail salons, office-0based businesses, places of worship, retail, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, vehicle and vessel dealership, venues and event spaces.

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