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Kentucky General Assembly meeting for special session on COVID-19

Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 2:54 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 5:20 AM CDT
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear signed a proclamation on Saturday, officially calling for Kentucky’s General Assembly to meet in special session next week.

The call for legislation is set to begin at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday.

The governor says the session will consider multiple efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, including the possibility of extending the state of emergency to January.

He also wants there to be more flexibility for schools to use non-traditional instruction days.

This comes as Kentucky continues to break records related to COVID hospitalizations.

“This is one of the most dangerous times we’ve experienced this entire pandemic, with the delta variant burning through Kentucky and taking more of our loved ones and neighbors. It’s also overwhelming more and more of our hospitals and shutting down our schools,” Gov. Beshear said. “We need as many tools as possible to fight this deadly surge in order to save lives, keep our children in school and keep our economy churning.”

You can watch the full press conference in the video below:

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