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News Release: 11/20/2020

 
Your Membership Matters!
 
Per Governors Executive Order:
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be open and operating yet we will be closed to all in person business. Meeting will be conducted virtually until December 14th, 2020.
 
If you need to see someone in the office, please let us know in advance to make arrangements.
 
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone virtually!
 
Ray and Beth
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
December 1st -
Coffee and Conversation
Virtual Event
POT OF GOLD EVENT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 9th -
Kentucky Chamber Legislative Agenda - VIRTUAL
 
 
Click Here to register
 
SPONSORS ARE STILL NEEDED!
 
 
 
 
December 16th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
VIRTUAL
 
 
 
For table sponsorship information, 
 
For placing an ad in our program, 
 
For event sponsor opportunities, 
 
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED TO ALLOW GATHERINGS, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN UNABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, TEMPERATURE CHECKS WHEN ENTERING FACILITIES AND CONTACT LOG MAY BE KEPT AT HOSTS DISCRETION. ***
As we all know, this year has looked very different for our community and our students. We are working hard to make the Young Leaders program as memorable in a positive way as we can.
 
We are asking any of our community leaders and businesses for a little help here!
 
We have 25 Young Leaders we would like to gather items and create gift baskets for. Nothing huge or fancy just a little something to let them know the community supports them and is here for them.
 
If you have any items you would be willing to donate for this, please contact BETH as soon as possible as we would like to have these to the students before they go on Christmas break.
 
Thank you all for your support and participation in this program! Letting our youth have a way to connect with the community has always been important and letting them know the community is here to support them would be fantastic!
 
SHELBY COUNTY UPDATES
 
Dear Shelby County Public Schools Families, 
 
Over the past several months, SCPS leadership and the SCPS Board of Education have kept a strong vigilance over the COVID-19 virus in our county and the nation. Regardless of the low incidence rate within our schools which can be viewed daily on our website, Shelby County and the surrounding counties have seen a recent surge of COVID-19 cases. 
 
SCPS has instituted mitigation strategies to keep our staff and students healthy and safe while maintaining in-person learning. Our teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and custodial staff are to be commended for their cleaning and sanitizing protocols and our students deserve high praise for following masking and physical distancing rules and regulations. Parents have helped the school community by taking temperatures and keeping students home when they are ill. 
 
While these measures have helped us to continue in-person learning for several weeks, the COVID-19 virus in the community is beginning to infiltrate our school community. Because of increased quarantines and absences among staff and students, we are unable to provide consistency in our current educational program. Going into this school year, we knew we would have possible closures and in previous communications I have reminded parents that each family needed to have a “Plan B” for times like these. Regrettably, due to the reasons listed above Shelby County Public Schools will move to Non-traditional Instruction (NTI) on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. We have systems in place to effectively navigate this learning strategy. As parents, we need your help through proper communication and upholding expectations. 
 
Below is the schedule of instruction from November 16th through November 27th. 
Monday, November 16th - SCPS@School/SCPS@Home
Tuesday, November 17th - SCPS@School/SCPS@Home
Wednesday, November 18th - (NTI)
Thursday, November 19th - (NTI)
Friday, November 20th - (NTI)
 
Monday, November 23rd - (NTI)
Tuesday, November 24th - (NTI)
Wednesday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 27th - Thanksgiving Break
 
Our current plan is to utilize Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) for five school days prior to Thanksgiving Break. We will communicate further plans beyond November 27th in the coming days. During this time please call your child’s school to report any illnesses or Covid-19 information to the school nurse. Also, continue to check the Shelby County Public Schools website for information where we will update our Covid-19 incidence rates even during the coming Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days.
 
I am beyond grateful for the supportive families who have demonstrated flexibility and understanding during this difficult time. Moreover, I am impressed with our exceptional faculty and staff for creating meaningful learning experiences for our students while demonstrating care and compassion for our students and their families. Together, there is no obstacle that we cannot overcome. We may be tired and weary, but we can do hard things. I am so blessed to be a part of the Shelby County community. 
 
Dr. Sally Sugg 
Superintendent
Shelby County Public Schools
 
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 372 Cases Total (45 active)
Shelby - 1963 Cases Total (183 active)
Spencer - 515 Cases Total (67 active)
Trimble - 146 Cases Total (15 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 2648
 
 
Governor Update
NOVEMBER 20th, 2020
 
Case Details
148,390 total cases
25,709 probable
122,681 positives
3,649 new cases
30 new deaths, 1742 total (12 were removed for duplication)
2,519,768 have been tested
25,437 at least recovered cases
8.18% positive rate
1550 hospitalized
358 in ICU
199 on ventilators
 
NOVEMBER 20TH @ 5:00 P.M. - DECEMBER 13TH @ 11:59 P.M. RESTRICTIONS
  • INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS
  • Limited to your household plus one other household
  • 8 people of less
  • RESTAURANTS AND BARS
  • Closed to indoor seating
  • Delivery and To Go only
  • Outdoor Service
  • INDOOR VENUES AND EVENTS
  • 25 people or less per room
  • Includes funerals and weddings
  • GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS AND POOLS
  • Must be 6 feet apart
  • No group classes
  • 33% capacity
  • Masks must be work
  • SCHOOL
  • November 23rd all public and private K-12 will be virtual learning only
  • Middle school and High school may go back in person January 4, 2021
  • Elementary may go back in person December 7th, 2020 if county not in red zone
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • Office based businesses should limited to 33% staffing
  • All staff that can work virtually should be
 
Red Zone Reduction Recommendations
  • Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible
  • Government offices that do not provide critical services need to operate virtually
  • Reduce in-person shopping; order online or pickup curbside as much as possible
  • Order take-out; avoid dining in restaurants or bars
  • Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce the mask mandate and other guidelines
  • Reschedule, postpone or cancel public events
  • Do not host or attend gatherings of any size
  • Avoid non-essential activities outside your home
  • Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19 
 
EVERYONE THAT CAN WORK VIRTUALLY NEEDS TO BE WORKING VIRTUALLY
 
As of 11/5/20 94 counties were in the Red Zone
 
Red zone is 25+ out of every 100,000 residences with a positive test
 
Kentucky Schools
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 724
  • Kenton 179
  • Fayette 178
  • Boone 165
  • Warren 115
  • Hardin 108
  • Campbell 104
 
 
Travel Advisory Warning
Asking to self quarantine for 14 days if travel to the following states
  • Wyoming 53.55%
  • South Dakota 52.53%
  • Iowa 48.61%
  • Idaho 40.66%
  • Kansas 31.55%
  • Pennsylvania 24.61%
  • Missouri 23.47%
  • Montana 23.20%
  • Alabama 20.33%
  • Mississippi 19.70%
  • Utah 19.34%
  • Arizona 18.16%
 
$40 million of CARES Act funding will be set aside to provide qualifying entities in restaurant industry $10,000 in relief for various expenses with the max being awarded $20,000 per business entity.
  • Businesses with 50% of sales from drive thru will not be eligible
  • Publicly traded companies will not be eligible
  • Applications will begin November 30 and close December 18
  • Business must comply will ALL public health orders to qualify
  • Applications will be processed in the order received and funds will be awarded until exalted
 
Economic Development Update
  • Stanley Engineered Fastening in Christian County
  • $6 million expansion
  • Will be creating 49 full time jobs
  • Georgia Pacific Consumer products group is opening facility in Bowling Green
  • $100 million expansion
  • Will be creating 70+ full time jobs
  • UPS is hiring 1000 employees targeting those effected by job lose at restaurants and bars
 
Vaccine Update
  • Moderna and Pfizer are both working on a vaccine
  • Appears to have a 90% effective rate in clinical trials
  • High risk population should start being able to receive in December
  • General population should start being able to receive next Spring
 
Long Term Care Facilities Update
  • Currently 382 facilities have active cases
  • 38 of those facilities have at least 15 active cases
  • If residents are to leave for holiday, they are expected to quarantine when return to facility
  • New guidance in place for meals together, leaving facility and many other activities
 
This week is American Education Week
 
$3.7 million was raised for the Team Kentucky Fund allowing to help 2500 Kentucky Families
 
Lee Adjustment Center Update
  • Recent outbreak
  • 29 active staff members
  • 434 active inmates
  • Fear they have not tested all in the facility yet
 
Surge Testing Update
  • Partnered with Department of Health and Human Services
  • Opening Keeneland for additional testing
  • Will be able to perform 400 appointments per day
  • Conducting PCR testing
  • Each person tested will receive 5 face coverings
  • Results within 48-72 hours
 
Close Contact
  • Someone who was within 6 feet of a person for 15 or more minutes 2 days before symptoms started of a person testing positive
  • If you are quarantined due to a positive result or self quarantined out of concern, should quarantine in a separate bedroom in your home and should use a different bathroom than your family.
 

 
 
Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
PUBLIC ANNOUCNEMENTS
 
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
Good news: kynect is back. This one-stop website – kynect.ky.gov – is the gateway for a wide range of benefits for Kentuckians who need help. Need health coverage for you or your kids? How about food assistance or financial aid for child care? Looking for help with transportation, housing or job training? These are just some examples of how kynect can help. The new website, which is run by the state, is easy to follow, but if you’d rather talk to a person, call 1-855-306-8959. Check it out today – kynect.ky.gov
 
The 30th Annual Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar will be here before we know it! We are now offering both in-person and virtual registration options.
 
Are you available Monday, November 16? We'd love to have you.
 
 
Why attend?
Workers' compensation has been and continues to be greatly impacted by COVID-19, much like everything else. Staying up to date is absolutely critical.
 
Remain committed. Invest in professional training.
 
Attendees will receive pertinent and practical tips as well as answers to their most burning workers’ compensation questions. Take a look at the agenda!
 
Who Should Attend:
  • Workers' compensation consultants
  • HR and personnel professionals
  • Safety coordinators
  • Risk managers
  • Benefits administrators
  • Safety and health care providers
  • Nurse case managers
  • Claims handlers
  • Anyone responsible for controlling workers' compensation costs
 
 
 
 
Don't forget, we are offering FREE radio spotlights to our members!
 
All you have to do is email Beth to get the ball rolling!
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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