Kentucky governor says COVID-19 was spread at a 'coronavirus party'

Warns against small gatherings
Kentucky governor says COVID-19 was spread at a 'coronavirus party'
Posted at 5:48 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 08:48:44-04

While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is known for preaching forgiveness, one particular incident drew a rare moment of ire from him on Tuesday.

At least one of the state's 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday has been attributed to a "coronavirus party," Beshear said Tuesday.

The governor said that a person who would later test positive had exposed themselves to the virus when they attended the gathering with a group of people between the ages of 20 and 30.

"This is one that makes me mad, and it should make you mad. Ultimately, the power of forgiveness, we should forgive that person, but no more of these statewide," Beshear said.

Beshear has already ordered that "non-essential businesses" in the state should close for the time being. He's also reminded Kentuckians that all small gatherings should be avoided in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

This story was originally published by Melissa Ratliff on WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27

Rosamond Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond CA 93560

Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin

Wasco Library
1102 7th Street

County-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free
  • No screening criteria
  • Operating with existing provider

Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
  • No Drive-Thru option
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa Wheelchair Logo
  • For Registration call (760) 379-2681 ext 267
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm.
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561

Lamont - Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road, Lamont, CA 93241
  • For registration call 661-869-6018
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up<
  • Testing available for ages 5+ only; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 2 pm - 7 pm

Taft - West Side Health Care District
  • For Registration call (661) 765-1935
  • Drive-Thru<
  • TTesting available for all ages; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm