As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Kentucky will restrict visits to long-term care facilities because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Of Kentucky’s 120 counties, 103 are now in the “Red Zone” of critical spread, with more than 25 cases per 100,000 people.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander said long-term care facilities will impose new restrictions, including limits on communal dining, group activities, and holiday visits.
“If somebody leaves the facility and comes back in, we are going to ask them to quarantine,” Friedlander said. “And we’re asking you, please, think about sacrificing getting together for the holidays, so we’re not sacrificing our parents and our grandparents.”