Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is asking judge-executives and mayors to close playgrounds in the state.
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio says the district plans to distribute 25,000 Chromebooks and 6,000 hotspots in the coming days as JCPS moves to non-traditional instruction starting April 7.
The sharp uptick puts Kentucky's total confirmed COVID-19 cases at 248.
About 5,000 of the coveted N95 masks, which filter airborne particles and are in short supply for healthcare workers across the country who are treating patients with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, were included in the shipment.
The Senate's version of the two-year spending plan would have withheld $1.1 billion from the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, but House members on the panel balked at that proposal.
The man had underlying health issues and represents at least the fifth death linked to COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the decision to shutter schools on Thursday as part of the state's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear said the businesses impacted by the latest order will be spelled out in an executive order Wednesday.
The contract, finalized Tuesday and set to expire June 30, would pay Greenwood/Asher $75,000 to search for viable candidates to replace former Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis.
The Kentucky Department of Education submitted the waiver request Friday, the same day officials with the U.S. Department of Education hosted a conference call with states regarding its testing waivers.