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Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced in a statement March 27 that it is temporarily reducing staffing levels through staff furloughs in a number of departments across its 13-hospital healthcare system in Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia to focus on essential services an…

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State and local health officials are urging Kentuckians not to travel outside the state in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Appalachian Center for the Arts announced that it will broadcast, or live-stream, a performance of its recent children’s show this Thursday for everyone staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kentucky Department of Education notified all Kentucky public school superintendents March 24 that K-PREP testing for the 2019-2020 school year has been canceled.

While all local schools are closed to the public, local churches and non-profit organizations are continuing to provide food to school children to help them receive the meals they need.

The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) organization has launched a website at, https://www.thereisafuture.org/covid19, to disseminate information regarding the COVID-19 virus in the local area, but also to provide resources for those living in the area as the response to the virus goes forward.

As formally announced today by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has now confirmed there has been a patient tested at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center who has officially been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from ARH.

In a teleconference call on Friday, March 20, with Kentucky’s public school superintendents, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended that all Kentucky schools continue their suspension of in-person classes through April 17 to help control the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communit…

If you’ve lost your job due to ongoing issues related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the state — and the Kentucky Career Center JobSight network of career centers throughout Eastern Kentucky — are working to ensure your claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits will be quickly processed a…

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