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Kentucky is one of two states in the U.S. to meet White House Guidelines for reopening economy

Kentucky is one of just two states in America to meet the White House guidelines for reopening the economy.

According to a study by, Kentucky and North Dakota are the only two states that have cleared the gating criteria as the nation inches closer to reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study, which measures how each state is controlling the epidemic in terms of the reduction in symptoms and cases, health system readiness, and increased test capacity, among other criteria, claims that Kentucky is showing a decrease in cases, have met its testing target, and are seeing a normal ICU capacity.

Over the last 14 days, Kentucky has seen a 12% drop in cases, along with the state meeting 100% of its target tests. Of those tests, only 2.1% are testing positive. Kentucky is also seeing a minimal level of influenza-like illnesses.

The site claims its results came from the following sources: NGAKaiser Family FoundationCOVIDTracking.comrt.liveUnited States of CareAlliance for Connected CareMasks4All, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Artis Ventures.

For the entire study, which includes specific information on how the disease is spreading, how the healthcare system is handling the spread, and testing results, check it out here. 

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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19 Comments for Kentucky is one of two states in the U.S. to meet White House Guidelines for reopening economy

  1. Han
    7:35 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    All of the other states are just ignorantly banking on being lucky. They’re being forced to caving to pressure from two groups: the loud folks who never believed the science, and everyone else who wants answers about their future but isn’t getting them because the federal government hasn’t offered any assurances or cohesive plan and the President undermines governors, the people who’ve been trying to manage it all. Faced with all that pressure, they’re forced to open up and hope everything works out all right..

    • UKgrad80
      9:10 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      Your 100% correct Han!

  2. CrystalBall
    7:48 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    Ha, ha, ha. Good one Han.

  3. sprtphan
    8:13 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    The last thing I need is assurance from the government.

  4. Bill Jackson
    8:28 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    No one alive today has experienced this type of pandemic problem, not even the “experts”. So even they are just guessing, and don’t forget the health “experts” are ONLY concerned with the health aspect. The President is concerned about the country as a whole, which includes peoples jobs, economy etc. The states leaders really have no clue here, as we see a vast array of edicts from them, some making no sense. Why is it I only get the daily figures of cases, deaths etc, BUT no graph showing if the virus in our state is still rising, has leveled off. and as reported now, declining? WHY ? Kentucky is had less than 25% of the numbers shown by Indiana and Ohio, and yet we are behind Ohio in opening up our state? Does that make sense? Now its being reported that deaths of some younger people that did NOT die of the virus, had been reported as deaths of the virus? Why?

  5. Swizzle
    8:37 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    No one cares open it up, if you wanna be a scared hide in your closet type. Go ahead, let the rest of us live free.

  6. AirForceOne
    9:03 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    Meanwhile, small businesses in Kentucky are shuttering, and families are struggling just to feed their children. You cannot let CoViD-19 create an economic catastrophe. If you want to stop senseless dying…..then end abortions, which kill 350,000 per year.

  7. UKgrad80
    9:11 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    I will come to your funerals, such fools!

    • StuckinLville
      9:24 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      Are you seriously trying to compare an unborn fetus to someone how has been alive and on Earth for decades? No wonder people think Kentuckians are so ignorant. Can’t kill what isnt alive!

    • StuckinLville
      9:26 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      And this was meant for up above.

    • SADmaninKy
      10:09 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      Will you come to all of the funerals for the children who die from starvation,? Whose parents couldn’t afford to feed them because they lost their jobs or their businesses?

    • rebound35
      1:08 am May 15, 2020 Permalink

      We are such fools! I’d rather be a fool than a coward. Tell us more o wise one.. or, go screw yourself.

  8. StuckinLville
    9:25 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    I would never wish ill will on anyone, but i seriously hope someone of you end up affected by covid. Then maybe you wouldn’t be such idiots.

    • SADmaninKy
      9:59 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you for being so compassionate.

    • LouisvilleNative
      11:58 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

      Oh no, not another one of those, “It’s not my fault, I can’t do anything about it, I’m stuck in this situation,” folks. Come on, let’s all feel sooo sorry for him! Hey, you’re more than welcome to Unstick yourself from Louisville & get the heck out. Just think positive & try not to let the door hit you in the @$$ on the way out!

    • rebound35
      1:11 am May 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’d slap the piss out of you in front of your fat wide if u said that to me. Southend garbage.

  9. Big Sexy
    9:42 pm May 14, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t think Kentucky has done widespread testing have they? When it opens up and testing becomes more prevelant it’s will show more cases and people will flip out. When it’s all said and done I think we are going to find out it has a death rate of about .3%. If one life is one too many then we need to do this shutdown every flu season. The CDC says up to 50k die each year from the flu.

  10. satcheluk
    10:55 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe Andy is the one to unseat Bich McConnell next time.