Mayor Linda Gorton held a press conference with more information of how to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 inaugural ceremony: linda gorton at a podium giving a speechAs 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 by 5 pm, Governor Beshear has closed restaurants from dine-in services and only provide curbside pick-up or deliver. Mayor Gorton urged Lexingtonians to help the local businesses by purchasing gift cards for later use or utilize the curbside option from Lexington restaurants.



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