Gov. Beshear announces reopening of childcare centers, date for groups of 50+

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FRANKFORT, Ky (WSAZ) -- In the month of June, childcare centers as well as bars will be allowed to resume business, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

Gov. Beshear announced the following additions to his ‘Healthy At Work’ plan Thursday evening.

June 1

  • Auctions

    June 8

  • Small in-home childcare providers caring for 10 children or less in a family-style atmosphere

  • Horse shows

    June 15

  • Center-based licensed childcare centers and day camps

    The governor’s office and health officials outlined several restrictions for childcare programs Thursday including the need to utilize a maximum group size of 10 children per group. Children will remain in the same group of ten children all day without being combined with another classroom.

    Also, officials say staff must be assigned to the same child groups each day to reduce possible exposure.

    Employees are being asked to wear face masks while inside any childcare program and children older than five may wear masks as they are able to, health officials say.

    Childcare centers are also being asked to stagger playground time among groups and eliminate centerwide family events as well as field trips.

    For a full list of requirements for childcare programs from the governor’s office tap the related documents tab.

    June 29

  • Gov. Beshear says beginning June 29 groups of 50 people or less will be permitted to gather and bars will begin the reopening process.

    Gov. Beshear confirmed 135 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 8,286.

    10 new coronavirus-related deaths were announced. The death toll in Kentucky now stands at 386.

    Currently, 475 patients are in the hospital with COVID-19 complications and 97 are in the ICU.

    Gov. Beshear says 166,240 Kentuckians have been tested for COVID-19 and 3,008 have recovered.

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