The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has decided to abruptly end extended unemployment insurance payments for Kentuckians. Extended benefit payments for 4,723 claimants will cease this weekend due to federal rules.
Mary Westfall-Holbrook, Chief District Engineer, Highway District 12, announced Nov. 23 that Allen Maintenance in Floyd County is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of D12 facilities affected by COVID-19 to six.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Nov. 18 announced several new steps the state is taking to stem the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus across the commonwealth, including the closure of schools and in-person service for bars and restaurants.
With the continued escalation of the COVID-19 virus here in Floyd county, a number of the county’s leaders addressed the public Nov. 12 as area hospitals are “near capacity.”
As Floyd County remains in the red, due to its rate of cases of COVID-19, the Floyd County Board of Education announced on Friday that district instruction will remain virtual until Nov. 30.
The Supreme Court issued new guidelines to the state court system Oct. 29 as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Kentucky and across the country.
Gov. Andy Beshear, in his first public press conference since completing quarantine after being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, announced Oct. 26 new “Red Zone Reduction Recommendations” for counties which are considered as being classified as “red.”
Floyd County Schools will be moving to all-virtual instruction after being identified as a “red” county by the Floyd Health Department.
On heels of several schools in Floyd County seeing positive COVID-19 cases, Prestonsburg Elementary being the latest as of Oct. 20, Floyd Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins said the district is working to navigate the pandemic.