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KY gov. issues order limiting number of shoppers inside essential businesses

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 18:05:06-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVF) — Governor Andy Beshear signed two executive orders that limit essential stores to allowing one person per household inside as well as allowing people to fill a 30-day prescription without going in for a visit.

Kentucky officials have implemented strict orders in an effort to mitigate the spread of the new Coronavirus, but on Wednesday, as we continue toward the peak of the spread, the state so the largest increase in positive cases in one day with 204 new cases.

In Kentucky there are 1,346 people with COVID-19 and 73 people have died as a result of the virus.

Beshear also announced the signing of Executive Orders 2020-246 and 2020-257. The orders do multiple things to slow the spread of the deadly illness.

  • Limits the number of shoppers inside essential businesses to one adult member per household.
  • Allows all Kentucky pharmacists to dispense emergency 30-day refills on medications.
  • Allows pharmacists to operate pharmacies in an area not designated on the pharmacy permit.
  • Allows pharmacists to dispense drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19

The order regarding pharmacies will expire on May 8.

There are exceptions to the limitation on the number of shoppers. It doesn't apply to minors who are with the adult, or someone who can not be left unattended due to their age or condition.