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Gov. Andy Beshear announces mass gatherings will result in mandated 14-day self-quarantines

As we head into Easter weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new statewide protocol to prevent mass gatherings .

Starting this weekend, if you participate in a mass gathering in the state of Kentucky, you will be given a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine notice.

“If you participate in a mass gathering, it’s 14 days, self-quarantined, in your home,” Beshear said in his daily 5 p.m. press briefing. “This is the only way we can make sure your decision doesn’t kill somebody else. … That your gathering doesn’t negate the efforts of every church in this state.”

Those who take part in mass gatherings will have their license plates recorded and given to the health department. From there, your notice will be hand delivered to your home.

“Health departments will come to your door with an order for you to be quarantined for 14 days,” he said.

While it’s obviously a letdown going into such a significant and important holiday – his own son was planning on getting baptized this Sunday – he feels this is what the state needs to continue attacking the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My son was supposed to get baptized this Sunday. He was excited about it,” Beshear said. “But we know that we are all safer at home, and I think it is not a test of faith of whether you’re going … It’s a test of faith that you’re willing to sacrifice to protect your fellow man.”

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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55 Comments for Gov. Andy Beshear announces mass gatherings will result in mandated 14-day self-quarantines

  1. Righteous1
    6:17 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    I hope that everyone in the state of Kentucky that voted for this fool is totally happy!!!! All of of the rest of us in Kentucky are ready for Daniel Cameron that will be our next Governor! Those of you that vote Democrat look at what you have done!!!! A police state and total control of your lives like Sheep in a herd!!!!!!

    • Corder
      6:39 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly. This is getting to that point of the government taking over and controlling everything we do. Where we can go, how much we can buy and where we can buy from.

    • bigblue98
      7:18 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      I’m hearing a bunch of idiots above. Turn on the news morons – people are dying. You probably voted for Trump – look at the fantastic job he has done. According to him a month ago there only 15 people with this in the country, and we would shortly be down to 0. We’ll, where are we at now. He was too busy down at the national championship game in New Orleans to take care of this. Keep listening to your great president whose making America great again. I’ll give him credit – he did build a wall. Because of his piss poor handling of this crisis no Mexican wants to cross the border. Stats don’t lie, and we’re #1 for cases. Thanks to your fearless leader.

    • UKBigBlueForever
      7:25 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      I wouldn’t even bring Trump into this. Just you’re first two sentences were sufficient bigblue98

    • UKBigBlueForever
      7:25 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Your*** before grammar police gets me!

    • UKgrad80
      8:18 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you for being the voice of reason!

    • CahillsCrossingNT
      10:13 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      If you aren’t alarmed by this banana republic tyranny that Beshear is displaying, then you have major problems. I’m not a big fan of Trump and never have been, but he’s NEVER issued any kind of executive order approaching this. ANYBODY who supports this order would do very well in a North Korean slave camp.

    • BlooBloodRon
      6:47 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink


    • Bluehender
      6:54 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      A couple of idiots above

    • StuckinLville
      7:58 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Bigblue, tell me what precautions Obama took with H1N1? ::crickets:: Exactly. And I can tell you’re a liberal idiot because you obviously didnt pay attention to the fact China kept this a secret and wouldnt even let the WHO in!! And when Trump wanted to start suspending flights, Schumer said he was a racist! Come on!! Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are two of the biggest idiots in this country. They condemned him when he tried to do something then condemned him when he did do something. Ever wonder why the Democratic party is a train wreck right? And before all this, the economy was flourishing! But I guess Obama did that huh? Only legacy Obama left behind was managing to triple deficit. I’m sick of CNN watching idiots.

    • bigblue98
      8:15 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Stuck – keep watching Fox News because they’re fair and balanced. I watch every other station and get an unbiased opinion. I bet your favorite show is Hannity. Although China did keep this a secret and was the initial cause, Trump didn’t listen to one of his advisors. Turn to any of the other sources than Fox News (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Washington Post, etc, etc) and they will give this info. He has repeatedly sounded like an idiot. 1. Stating as I said above that only 15 people had this and it would go away. 2. Fighting with governors and telling Vice President Pence not to contact governors if they don’t show appreciation for our efforts. 3. Telling governors and states they need to procur their own PPE, but then telling FEMA to bid against them. 4. Telling Governor Cuomo he should have gotten more PPE in 2015 when he had an opportunity. 5. Telling the country initially we were going to open up by Easter Sunday. The points above have come from all stations other than Fox News. By the way, I’m also not a liberal. I’m just not a die hard supporter of Trump, and I don’t care much for Pelosi or Schumer either. Trump has done a poor job and waffled back and forth. He has become somewhat better as it appears he is now listening to Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, who are experts on this matter. I personally think the Vice President would have done much better than Trump in this crisis. Again, I don’t vote along party lines, just don’t like Trump.

    • Jambluehue99
      9:52 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Your credibility was shot as soon as you said you get unbiased opinions from the network news and CNN.

    • UKgrad80
      8:17 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      He is not a fool he is doing what it takes to minimize deaths in Ky. But selfish people like you are too ignorant to understand. Freedom does not give you the right to kill others!

  2. sprtphan
    6:19 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Really? Another “mandate” every single day.

  3. ComfortablyNumb94
    6:45 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Your response is exactly the problem, god forbid you have to give up a liberty for a few months to potentially save lives. Stop thinking of just yourself and realize other people are effected by your actions.

    • Jambluehue99
      6:53 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Think of what you just wrote. Give up a liberty? Once you’ve given it up, it isn’t necessarily given back. This time they take it in the name of public health, next time the threshold is lower, and lower, and lower, until you have it no more. Why do you think they slow rolled these restrictions out instead of implementing them at once when they would be most effective? It was to condition you to the concept of restricting your behavior. Liberty is a right, not something government gives us. If government can give rights they can take them away. Your way if thinking is as dangerous as the virus.

    • sprtphan
      7:32 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Well said. Government officials are not giving this newfound power up easily.

  4. rascatch
    6:52 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Your response is a problem. You start giving up liberty this time and what will the next emergency bring. Give me liberty or give me death. Does sound familiar to anyone.

    • Good Times
      9:28 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Did you really just try to create equivalency between Revolutionary War era United States with being asked to stay indoors and watch Netflix? Ffs, hat has the world come to?

  5. zoupman
    6:58 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t think he has this authority. If he does, he shouldn’t.

  6. Southky
    7:02 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    All you fools worshipping Beshear amaze me. This guy really is a dictator unlike Trump whom you accuse. Let this lunatic go unchecked another month and who knows what he will mandate next. Benjamin Franklin once said “whoever will trade freedom for temporary protection from the government will soon loose both and deserve neither.” Pretty well sums it up I think. I’m over little Hitler the baby killer setting mandates from his throne. You sheeple keep eating out of his hand if you want.

    • UKinIN
      7:21 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Franklin wasn’t talking about a pandemic.

  7. Larkin123
    7:05 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    My comrades, these our temporary measures design to keep the Americans safe!

  8. Larkin123
    7:09 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    ???? ??????????

  9. rushman
    7:17 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    But Beshear still refuses to convert abortion facilities to hospital beds to care for individuals with medical problems. So much for protecting life Andy

    • UKgrad80
      8:23 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      All this idiotic talk makes me realize that most UK fans are ignorant rednecks! It’s about defeating a deadly virus not taking away your liberties! You people need to grow up and quit acting like a bunch of babies!

    • Bluehender
      12:07 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

      There’s ONE abortion clinic in the state of Kentucky, rushman. Do your homework before you go running your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talking about

  10. UKBigBlueForever
    7:21 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    A bunch of paranoid people posting. I prefer the UK trolls to you guys!!

  11. Bill Jackson
    7:22 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    So once you are quarantined for 14 days, how do you exist? If you need groceries, medications, gas for your car, are you out of luck? Does the state provide you with a service? Is anyone allowed to bring you the things you may need? One city with this mandate, fined virtual church goers, who were in their own cars, in the church parking lot $500 . All these actions are unconstitutional, and if it was me, I would not pay the fine, or worry about the consequences. After this is all over, they lawyers will have a field day.

  12. BIGblueFootBallGuy
    7:24 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    It makes me sad to see how many people are morons on these threads. You all are the reason this virus spreads. My goodness.

    • UKgrad80
      8:24 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly we’ll stated bbfootballguy!

    • Cats N Pats
      8:50 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, this is shocking.. I loved the fanbase, but it mostly seems like a bunch of idiots at this point.

  13. huck
    7:30 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    LOL, I am what Matt Jones calles an Idiot. I fish, hunt, ran coal mines, built houses, rebuilt engines in cars and heavy equipment, can design, plumb and wire a house, can even change a flat tire and hang a picture. IMO the country should have never been shut down…. when is the end, 18 months if they can figure out vaccine. This is what happens when morons are making the decisions. People like Matt is too stupid to hang a picture but decides he knows enough to rule the world. I love this site for UK info, but lots here have the gift of gab but hardly any brains at all…. tell us how it needs to be you half wit morons….

    • Cats N Pats
      8:59 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      No, Matt Jones, doesn’t call you an idiot because you have knowledge in multiple trades. He calls you an idiot because of the post above^^

    • Bluehender
      8:26 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Matt Jones doesn’t have to tell anyone you’re an idiot. You just did it yourself..

  14. StuckinLville
    7:54 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe if we didnt have idiots who know they have the virus refusing to self-quarantine, it would never have come to this. PEOPLE ARE DYING! What dont you understand? Why is it so hard to stay your ass at home?!? Don’t go to mass gatherings and you wont have this problem!! And if you get a quarantine notice, you’re one of the f”ing idiots that’s causing this to spead!!! Do you not pay attention? Investigations have linked nursing home deaths to certain gatherings. Like I just don’t understand how yall can fuss about your liberties and not give a crap about anyone else but yourself. Ya’ll are just selfish aholes.

    • StuckinLville
      8:01 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      As a matter of fact, they should be forced into quarantine and get a hefty fine if caught living. S. Korea has been doing this and it has worked out fine for them. Americans are just too damn entitled. It’s sad.

  15. bibs
    8:56 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    As us, the truth is in the middle. We do need to take every precaution possible to protect our families and fellow cit. However, some of these government dictates are ridiculous. For example, my father had a heart attack and open heart surgery Wednesday. I drove there And sat in the parking lot just to be in the vicinity in case something went wrong. I literally took less than 10 steps total out of my car to pump $20 worth of gas. According to the governor, I am supposed to quarantine for 14 days. That totally makes no seton some situations. I also realize that there are folks that won’t take any precautions at all, which is exceptionally dumb. It’s a tough time and we should worry about our freedoms and the burden the amount of money our politicians are spending is going to put on future generations. My family is not rich by any means, but our jobs haven’t been effected by this virus. However, the government is sending me $3,400 dollars next week. There are millions of people that will get the same money that don’t need it based upon their particular situations. It’s a waste. Businesses probably do need help, but many day aren’t effected by this situation monetarily.

    In summation, there are issues that we should worry about and we should protect our fellow man., but we should also be weary of giving up too many freedoms! StY Safe, protect your fellow man,!but use common sense when following these blanket governmental rules.

  16. ScoggDog
    9:24 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Anyone stupid enough to trade Freedom for Security will get neither.

    An old guy said that once. He also said you’ve got a Republic, if you can keep it.

    But, hey, come on guys – just wear the Yellow Star. Maybe they’ll let us outside to play again if we all do.

  17. bigblue98
    10:28 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Jam – I’m sure you’re a fan of Fox News. Of course one station will give an unbiased opinion better than multiple news media. If you think Fox News is credible well then bless your heart.

    • Jambluehue99
      10:52 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      I never said I was a fan of Foxnews, you made an assumption. But you need to realize that the networks and many cable stations are nothing more than a choreographed spin machine. You can tell this by their near identical coverage, talking points, phrases, and even words they use to frame their arguments and shape public opinion. These aren’t unbiased sources, they are an echo chamber. How many times do they have to lie to you before you realize they aren’t giving you facts, they are pushing their ideology?

    • bigblue98
      11:16 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

      Please tell what they are lying about related to this pandemic. What news outlet and the fallacy they stated?

    • Jambluehue99
      12:22 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Just watch a press conference and listen to the ridiculous question the reporters ask. The questions are not designed to inform the American people, but rather play gotcha with the president. If you want an example, look at the hysterical coverage of hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the virus. They ridicule Trump for suggesting it could be beneficial, and suggest he has done so for his financial benefit. When the truth is the drug has helped some people recover and his financial ties amounted to less than $1,000 as part of a family trust investment in a mutual fund. Actual reporting would be focused on the use of the drug as a possible treatment and not Trump, but the press is so invested in bringing him down, they are incapable of doing their job.

    • bigblue98
      4:31 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Trump refuses to let Dr Fauci speak regarding this drug, as he was blocked by him from answering a media question a few days ago when Trump intervened. 3 weeks ago Fauci said clinical trials needed to be done on this drug as for some patients there were benefits, but for others with heart problems could cause tremendous side effects. Why would or should he even talk about a drug? Why not let the experts answer questions about this such as Fauci or Birx? What other leader of their country is talking about drugs. They leave that to the experts. This president sabotaged a reporter a couple weeks ago when the reporter asked what he wanted to say to the American people as there had been a couple thousand people die? Trumps response-You’re a terrible reporter. Also, in a press conference two weeks ago he said that we were lucky he was president through this crisis, as he could have made three or four billion dollars more if he had been in the private sector in the time he has been president. What leader actually says something

    • bigblue98
      4:35 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

      like that as the American public needs reassurance from their leader, only to be told how lucky we are. You might need to provide specific examples instead of generalizations.

    • lexattorney
      1:30 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      I hate it for Andy but his plan is unconstitutional, plain and simple. Worshiping when, WHERE and how you want is a fundamental right; recording the license plate numbers is an illegal search and seizure, as was ruled by the courts when a resident of Michigan, I believe, challenged the practice after receiving a parking violation, which led to several towns in KY suspending the practice as well; and, finally, the “quarantine” is essentially home incarceration without due process. The only thing Andy is going to accomplish with this is to bankrupt the state when the lawsuits begin. Even on the SLIM chance Andy prevails the state will be forced to spend thousands, if not MILLIONS, of dollars that it doesn’t have defending the years of litigation it will face.

    • Crushgroove
      6:27 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      – Hydroxychloroquine use has been approved in US since the 50’s. It is safely prescribed for a number of diseases and disorders such as lupus, arthritis and malaria. It is prescribed for pregnant women and children who will be entering any country with high instances of malaria and it is sold over-the-counter like aspirin in some of those same countries for malaria treatment.
      – The CDC is a manufacturer of vaccinations
      – Bill Gates owns the CDC
      – Dr. Fauci sits on the board of directors for the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which recently granted Fauci a $100M grant
      – Dr. Birx (who pushes Gates’ death model and vac agenda), her daughter and her husband ALL 3 sit on boards associated with Gates
      – Birx admitted on camera that any death remotely associated with CV19 is being attributed to CV19 while all death rates NOT CV19 are dropping off the charts, falsely driving up death rate numbers.

      BigBlue98, what you think you know wouldn’t fill a thimble. Maybe shut up and try listening for a change.

  18. Hindu
    11:05 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    The lack of education in this thread is very apparent. Some of you people give the state of Kentucky a very bad name. Stop being selfish assholes and stay at home and save our healthcare system from imploding like New York City.

  19. itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
    11:15 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Everyone on this thread that’s wasting your time making this a political thing; shame on you.

  20. Great American
    1:54 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

    I can’t for the life of me understand why this is a political issue…. The Governor is trying to save lives! I dont care who the president is, or who you voted for, he is doing his best to keep the citizens of his state safe from this deadly virus. If you blatently disobey a government order (be it state or federal) you should be punished! If i were the Governor and you ignored 3 weeks of me telling you to avoid big crowds and only go out for essentials, it would be WAY worse than a “ticket” or “violation”. People suck!

  21. Memphiscat
    11:44 am April 11, 2020 Permalink

    It’s a too heavy handed a response considering it’s just 7 churches that said they would still meet in Easter. This is NOT a statistically significant amount of the entire population.

    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      2:52 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      How is it a “heavy handed” response when said response will be the difference between life and death for some people?

    • lexattorney
      5:57 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not necessarily “heavy-handed” but see my comment above about the constitutional implications and guaranteed litigation that would result.

  22. Crushgroove
    9:32 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Nearly 90% of CV19 hospitalized patients have had underlying conditions per Birx.
    “… most deaths had three or more… ” underlying conditions.

    – “Most.”
    – “3 or more.”

    When these infected:death rate numbers start to shake out, people might get angry when they start to realize how much they’ve willfully sacrificed to an overzealous state government over something that can be controlled with a 3-day course of a cocktail of cheap and common medicines. I would think lawsuits will be in order.

    Amazing to see how quickly and easily fear can drive some in the state to bend the knee, and how far. I’m assuming the government took notice, as well, and likely won’t forget.

    • Bluehender
      11:52 am April 13, 2020 Permalink

      We’ve had a lot of dumb things said in the comments section on KSR. We’ve never had anyone say anything dumber than that