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This Gov’s Mask Mandate Can Only Do So Much to Stop COVID

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After six months of leading his state through the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear has found himself in the position of having done many of the right things to try and keep the public safe. 

And while there have been some recent improvements in Kentucky’s coronavirus standing, likely thanks at least in part to a mask mandate implemented by Beshear, issues remain as people enter more risky situations at this stage of the pandemic. 

A weekly report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force dated Sept. 13 noted the state has the 19th highest rate nationwide for “new cases per 100,000 population” and the 17th highest rate for test positivity. The report did note however that “Kentucky has seen a decrease in new cases and a decrease in test positivity over the last week.” 

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