Metro Budget and Businesses Reopening - April 24th 2020

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Dear Friends,

I support the concept of a continuation budget as we face external forces beyond our control and internal mandates that we must adhere to. Our nation will soon see more deaths related to COVID-19 than we lost during the Vietnam War. I am not willing to put profits over people. Now is the time to stay the course, continue our budget and invite every sector to reimagine their role in society. What if we came out of this with a nation supporting a Living Wage for everyone. Government’s role is to do for the people what they cannot do for themselves. The harder the test, the greater the testimony.

Click HERE to read Mayor Fischer's Budget Proposal delivered to

Louisville Metro Council on April 23

While the public will not be allowed to attend Budget Committee meetings in person, the Committee will be taking public comments. An online form for written comments will be available on May 4 on the Metro Council Clerk’s website at

The Committee schedule also includes two opportunities for the public to speak about the budget, via WebEx. Those public hearings, conducted virtually, are scheduled for May 7 at 5:00 pm and May 13 at 6:00 pm. Beginning May 4, the Metro Council Clerk's website will have information about signing up to speak at the meeting via WebEx. All applicants for External Agency funding who wish to speak about their applications or funding (it is not required) are strongly encouraged to speak on May 7.

A complete schedule of meetings, current as of today, is here:

On April 23, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state will begin the gradual restart and reopening of our Phase 1 health care services and facilities on Monday, April 27. He emphasized these businesses will operate vastly different than they did before the (COVID-19) outbreak.

On April 27, health care practitioners can resume non-urgent/emergency health care services, diagnostic radiology and lab services in:

  • Hospital outpatient setting
  • health care clinics and medical offices
  • physical therapy settings, chiropractic offices and optometrists
  • dental offices (but with enhanced aerosol protections)

This guidance does not apply to long-term care settings, prisons, other industries, or other settings for which separate guidance has already or will be provided in the future. This guidance does not apply to elective surgeries or procedures which will be addressed in a subsequent phase.

Click HERE to read the full press release from Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Beshear announced a new testing site and partnership with Kroger's Little Clinic to be conducted at Shawnee Park, 4501 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211  

  • Testing conducted Monday, April 27- Friday May 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Hand sanitizer and face mask to be distributed at the site.

Together Today – Stronger Tomorrow!




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