Gov. Beshear signs order, keeping Kentuckians from traveling out of state

Essential travel still allowed
Posted at 4:36 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 18:49:47-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVF) — Governor Andy Beshear announced the signing of an executive order, stopping all Kentuckians from traveling out of state unless the travel falls under essential actions.

Beshear encouraged all residents to stay "healthy at home." His chief of staff explained that the exceptions to the order are essential travel including: travel required for a job or essential travel across the state border for things like groceries, caring for loved one, court orders and others.

The governor said anyone who travels out of state for any reason other than those exceptions, "you will be required to quarantine for 14 days."

As of Monday, a total of 480 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state and the virus has killed 11 people.

Seven of those cases are in Christian County, according to the Christian County Health Department. The most recent additions were a 54-year-old female and a 62-year-old female tested positive for COVID-19. The two cases are not related and both individuals are improving.

The governor said the two new deaths were a, 88-year-old woman from Kenton County and a 90-year-old woman from Simpson County. Both reportedly had underlying health conditions.