Home Health Mayor Gorton releases new updates for Lexington during COVID-19

Mayor Gorton releases new updates for Lexington during COVID-19

Photo by Austin Johnson/BG

On Monday, March 16, Mayor Linda Gorton held another press conference with more information on how to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Photo by Austin Johnson/BG
  • As of March 23, there will be no more yard waste pick-up until further notice.
  • To help families in this time of need, God’s Pantry predicts they will need at least 10,000 boxed meals per month.
  • Fire Stations are closed to the public, except for emergency needs. Car seat appointments will be held outside of the station.
  • City will suspend some meetings until further notice.
  • KU has suspended late fees.
  • Council is going on “Spring Break” on Friday, March 20, so they plan to compress all meetings.
  • The Health Department has new hours: 8 am until 4 pm everyday.
  • Restaurant inspections by the Health Department will continue as scheduled.

Effective March 16 at 5 pm, Governor Beshear has requested all restaurants close for dine-in services with the exception of curbside pick-up or delivery.

Mayor Gorton urged the community to help the local businesses by purchasing gift cards for later use or utilize the curbside option from Lexington restaurants.



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