Weekend Update District 4 - May 8th 2020

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Dear friends,

Life keeps coming at us in ways we never dreamed of before. It is up to each of us to do our part navigating the challenges and finding ways to operate effectively within the guidelines being set for us by healthcare professionals. This is obviously more difficult for some than others. If you can possibly help someone else during this time – please do so. You’ll be glad you did.

Governor Beshear announced the second phase of reopening the commonwealth’s economy, and urged patience with caution until we finish the fight against COVID-19.

Healthy At Work Phase 2

All businesses should follow the 10 rules of staying healthy at work as well as industry-specific guidance, which will be issued as soon as possible. The new tentative dates for reopening are:

May 22     Restaurants, with limited 33% capacity and outdoor seating

June 1      Movie theaters, fitness centers

June 11    Campgrounds, public and private

June 15    Child care with reduced capacity and maybe low-touch and outdoor youth sports

“We are opening our restaurants on a limited inside capacity plus unlimited outdoor seating if they can get the spacing that is needed,” Governor Beshear said. “This allows restaurants to be open for Memorial Day weekend, please be careful.”

The Governor added that Phase 3 is coming July 1 with bars, with limitations, and gatherings up to 50 people allowed.

Please keep in mind, we have come a long way in two months and we have a long way to go. Just when you thought you could not run a marathon you find yourself in the second mile of a 26 mile race. Slow down, breathe and make good choices for yourself and those around you.

Together Today – Stronger Tomorrow!


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Testing at Shawnee Park

COVID-19 Testing at Shawnee Park extended for another week. Slots open now for next week.
Sign-up at http://krogerhealth.com/covidtesting On the homepage, a virtual assessment guide will ask screening questions.
Or call 1-888-852-2567 and select option 3 for support.

Governor Beshear's 10 Rules for Reopening

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Click HERE to view the Governor's April 28 Press Release

Eviction Information

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Answers to questions about evictions and how to assist tenants click https://louisvilleky.gov/government/develop-louisville/eviction-prevention. This includes the Governor’s Executive Order and the Supreme Court ruling stating no evictions can proceed until July 1st, resource for rental assistance and a flyer for Legal Aid who have been providing legal advice to tenants providing help with communicating with landlords.

Get Registered and Vote in a New Way!


Everything is unusual this year – and voting is going to be no exception.  The Primary Election has already been moved from May 19 to June 23.  The latest change is that everyone is being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot.  For the first time, you will not need an excuse to vote absentee.   

Voters will have to request mail-in ballots in a portal on the State Board of Elections website by June 16. We’ll post information about that in future editions of the eNews and on our social media pages (more information about ways to stay informed is in the “Stay Connected in D9” article).

After voting, ballots will be sent to the county clerk. Mail-in ballots will have to be postmarked by June 23 and be received within three days of Election Day. In-person voting, with the possibility of drive-through voting, will be allowed, in new ways, for those who need to vote in person. Post cards will be sent out to Kentucky voters explaining the changes.

The first step in voting is always registering to vote and that has not changed. Register, change your registration or just check to make sure you are still correctly registered at this site.  The deadline to register for the June 23 primary is May 26.  Get registered and vote!

To read Governor Andy Beshear’s entire executive order, please click here.