Beshear Issues Order Regarding Out-Of-State Travel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new order instructing Kentucky residents to avoid traveling to other states. It’s another aggressive step aimed at containing spread of the new coronavirus. His order on out-of-state travel include several exceptions. The governor’s chief of staff, La Tasha Buckner, says it doesn’t apply to Kentuckians going to other states for work; to get food, medicine and other necessities; for health-care visits; to care for a loved one; or if a court requires the travel. People traveling outside Kentucky will be expected to go into self-quarantine for 14 days, unless the travel is for those exceptions.

The Governor said Monday that 42 additional cases had been reported in the state, bringing the total number of cases 430 as of Monday afternoon. Two additional deaths increased the total to 11 in Kentucky