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White House coronavirus response coordinator commends UK’s restart plan during visit to campus

By By Kristi Willett and Brad Nally Special to KyForward The coordinator for the nation’s coronavirus response commended the University of Kentucky’s campus restart plans and what the university is doing to keep students and the community safe while visiting campus this week. “What we have seen in the states that we have visited in the last few days is that universities that spent the summer...

Governor reports 522 new COVID cases, 9 deaths; announces two-week bar closure, restaurant limits

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 522 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, and he instituted new rules Monday that will close bars for two weeks, limit restaurant capacity to 25 percent and delay in-person school until the third week of August. Gov. Andy Beshear “At a time when Kentucky is dealing with a surge in the coronavirus, knowing where other states have gone and knowing what it takes to stop it from...