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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR COUNTY LEADERS

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Other Covid-19 stories listed under County Guidance


Aug 14
Guidance from Auditor on COVID-19 expenses
  • County Guidance
On July 29, Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon issued an audit alert to help you prepare your county’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) report regarding federal reimbursement of COVID-19 expenditures.

Jun 01
Coronavirus Relief Fund: Preliminary Projected County-by-County Allocation
  • County Guidance
Counties and cities can now apply for their portion of $300 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for eligible expenses related to COVID-19.

May 13
Summary of guidance for reopening county offices
  • County Guidance
A concise, consolidated summary of the governor's recommendations for reopening county offices.

May 05
Governor’s office releases additional information on Healthy at Work phase 1 guidelines
  • County Guidance
On May 4, Gov. Andy Beshear released additional information regarding Kentucky’s Healthy at Work guidelines.

May 05
KY Department of Agriculture releases guidance on county fairs during COVID
  • County Guidance
The Department does not believe county fairs will be able to operate in 2020 like they have in the past due to the pandemic.

May 01
Gov. Beshear announces details about a phased plan to reopen the economy
  • County Guidance
Phase 1 begins May 11.

Apr 27
Dept. of Insurance releases guidance on local government premium taxes
  • County Guidance
Dept. of Insurance: a refund of local government premium taxes in relation to the return of premium as a result of altered driving patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic is unwarranted.

Apr 23
Treasury Department releases guidance for state and local governments for CARES Act
  • County Guidance
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has released guidance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Mar 26
Webinar: Planning for COVID-19 in your jail
  • County Guidance
  • Webinar
Check out this free webinar on planning for the impact of COVID-19 in your jail.

Apr 20
CALL TO ACTION: Make sure Kentucky Counties are included in the next federal funding package
  • County Guidance
Urgent call to action – please contact your congressional delegation now to urge support for direct assistance to counties.

Apr 16
New COVID-19 response policy for jails
  • County Guidance
  • Jail
The purpose of this policy is to outline considerations with respect to jail operations during this ongoing state of emergency.

Apr 10
New resource for local officials facing tough fiscal challenges
  • County Guidance
The Government Finance Officers Association has launched the Fiscal First Aid Resource Center for local public officials.

Mar 31
Peel and Holland provides guidance on insurance benefits
  • County Guidance
  • Insurance
Insurance carriers are scrambling day-to-day to provide information to employers and insureds.

Mar 31
Employers required to post notice of new sick leave requirements
  • County Guidance
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Sick Leave
  • Human Resources
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Mar 16
KACo hosts COVID-19 webinar with Attorney General Cameron
  • County Guidance
  • Webinar
  • Attorney General
  • Emergency Declaration
Participants in the webinar discussed county emergency declarations, COVID-19 preparation, communication strategies and intergovernmental collaboration.

Apr 03
New law enforcement COVID-19 response policy
  • County Guidance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy
  • Attorney General
  • Sheriff
The purpose of this policy is to outline considerations with respect to law enforcement operations during this ongoing state of emergency.

Apr 08
KACo launches toolkit for public officials holding meetings remotely
  • County Guidance
  • Video Conference
  • Fiscal Court
  • Technology
The toolkit discusses the legal and technological aspects of hosting a public meeting remotely.

Mar 19
Federal legislation passed for emergency paid leave
  • County Guidance
  • Federal
  • Sick Leave
  • Human Resources
On March 18, 2020, as part of a relief package for the Coronavirus response, Congress passed and the President signed into law a mandate for paid sick and childcare leave. This includes many county employees.

Mar 31
Governor recommends Fiscal Courts be held via audio or video conference
  • County Guidance
  • Video Conference
  • Governor
  • Fiscal Court
Attorney General guidance on holding a public meeting by audio or video conference.

Apr 01
New regulations for rehiring retired public employees
  • County Guidance
  • Retirees
  • Governor
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sheriff
  • Jail
Governor Beshear announced yesterday new executive orders in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including rehiring retired public employees.

Apr 02
Keeping your emergency responders informed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • County Guidance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Responders
  • Health Department
Examples of agreements between counties and health departments to help prevent unnecessary exposure, while preserving personal health information.