COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
KCC Operations and Resources
Current Status Update – 05.29.2020 | 12:30 PM
5/21/20 – While virtual services are available to customers, All Kentucky Career Centers are currently closed to in-person services. These closures include the locations of Covington, CVG, Florence, Williamstown, and Carrollton. We are currently working with our state and local partners in order to be able to reopen to in-person services in a limited capacity (specific reopening date To Be-Determined).
VIRTUAL SERVICES ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS through online, phone, chat, and email formats. To contact a specialist for career services or guidance, you can reach a specialist at (859) 292-6666 or by contacting the KCC.
If you are laid off due to the Coronavius outbreak, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. To get started, visit Unemployment Insurance Resources and FAQs.
COVID-19 Resource Pages
- NKY Health Department – for up-to-date information (including printable flyers/ checklists) on HOW TO PREPARE, COVID-19 IN THE WORKPLACE, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS, WHEN TO SEEK CARE, and WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK.
- NKY Chamber of Commerce – providing up-to-date information to ensure the safety of its members and our region.
- NKY Tri-ED – providing information and assistance to companies and employees in the Northern Kentucky region and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in response to COVID-19.
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- 5/22/2020 – The Governor announced that a new Absentee Ballot Application Portal is now online. The Interstate travel ban is lifted.
- 5/21/2020 – The Governor provided an update on Healthy at Work June schedule:
- June 1: Auctions, fitness centers, aquatic centers, bowling alleys, auto and dirt track racetracks, fishing tournaments, Kentucky State Park lodges, and movie theaters can reopen.
- June 8: In-home child care programs can reopen. Horse shows can be held again. Aquariums, distilleries, libraries, limited outdoor attractions, and museums can also reopen.
- June 11: The Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky State Park Campgrounds can reopen.
- June 15: Center-based child care programs can reopen. Low-touch youth sports can restart.
- June 22: Businesses that are opening May 22 at 33% capacity can expand to 50% capacity a month later, on June 22, if they meet the guidelines.
- June 29: Expanded youth sports can restart. Bars, gatherings with 50 people or fewer, and venues that hold 50 people or fewer can reopen if they meet guidelines.
- 5/14/2020 – Governor Andy Beshear announced that beginning May 22, groups of 10 people or fewer may gather and that the state’s travel ban is expiring the same day, the Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
- 5/7/2020 – The Governor announced the second phase of reopening the commonwealth’s economy but urged patience and caution until we finish the fight against COVID-19. All businesses should follow the 10 rules of staying healthy at work as well as industry-specific guidance, which will be issued as soon as possible. The new tentative dates for reopening are:
- May 22 – Restaurants, with limited 33% capacity and outdoor seating
- June 1 – Movie theaters, fitness centers
- June 11 – Campgrounds, public and private
- June 15 – Child care, with reduced capacity; and potentially low-touch and outdoor youth sports
- 5/4/2020 – Under the schedule outlined by Governor Beshear, more businesses will be allowed to open May 11 with new minimum requirements, as well as industry-specific requirements
- 4/30/2020 – The Governor announced Kentucky is one of the pilot states for a new program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – or food benefits – recipients to use benefits online, including for delivery orders. Amazon and Walmart are currently the only retailers that have partnered with Kentucky for online SNAP purchasing.
- 4/29/2020 – Governor Beshear announced a tentative schedule for reopening many industries in May, as well as which industries will still need to stay closed until a later date.
- 4/28/2020 – The Governor unveiled a new, 10-point plan that aims to guide businesses as they prepare for a gradual reopening while continuing to keep all workers and patrons safe.
- 4/27/2020 – The Governor said that by May 11, everybody working for an essential business that is reopening should be wearing a mask.
- 4/23/2020 – Governor Beshear announced that Monday, April 27, the state will begin the gradual restart and reopening of our Phase 1 health care services and facilities.
- 4/21/2020 – The Governor announced the launch of “Healthy at Work.”
- 3/30/2020 – Governor Beshear issued an order that restricts out-of-state travel, with four exceptions: 1) travel to other states for work or groceries, 2) travel to care for loved ones, 3) travel to obtain health care and 4) travel when required by a court order.
- 3/25/2020 – Governor Beshear announced unemployment eligibility had been expanded effective immediately due to COVID-19.
- 3/24/2020 – Announced Governor Beshear would sign an executive order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses to in-person traffic by Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m and changes in mass layoff parameters. Any employer with at least 50 employees, who are laying off at least 15 employees, is encouraged to file a claim on behalf of their employees through the E-Claims process.
- 3/22/2020 – Governor Beshear announced that all in-person retail businesses that are not life-sustaining would close effective Monday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
- 3/18/2020 – The Department of Community Based Services extended certification periods for all recipients of all public assistance programs for three months and made changes so that any of those who are now unemployed, who have lost benefits, can immediately apply for Medicaid.
- 3/17/2020 – The Governor closed the State Capitol to non-essential personnel and state government buildings across Kentucky to in-person services. A signed executive order read that by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, all public-facing businesses that encourage public congregation or that by the nature of their service to the public cannot comply with the CDC guidelines concerning social distancing are going to have to cease their operations. He waived the waiting period for unemployment for people that are losing their jobs due to coronavirus and will waive any work search requirements while the state of emergency is in effect.
- 3/16/20 – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filing process revised by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Effective 3/16/20, CVG Career Center– this center relocated services from its current location at the Cincinnati/ Northern KY International Airport to the Kentucky Career Center (located at 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY, 41042), effective Monday, March 16th. Services previously provided out of the CVG Career Center will now be offered virtually at the Florence location (the office is closed to the public). This decision was made in partnership with the Kenton County Airport Board. The estimated timeframe of this relocation has not been determined and may be updated as new developments occur. At this time, there are no other plans to modify services/locations at any other Kentucky Career Centers in the area, including Covington, Williamstown, Florence, or Carrollton.
- Effective 3/12/20, Active Heath/Safety Measures are in Place at all Kentucky Career Center locations– immediate action steps have been taken, including the implementation of sanitizing stations, enhanced janitorial services/extensive wipe-downs of surfaces, social distancing, and other critical safety precautions, are provided at all Kentucky Career Center locations, to support the health and well-being of customers and staff. Additionally, informational and instructional signage is prominently displayed throughout all career centers in designated customer and staff areas
- Effective 3/12/20, Job Fairs, hiring events, classes, and other community group events- events that involve groups, or a large number of attendees may be subject to rescheduling or changing to a virtual/online/digital format, when possible. These changes may be a result of directives from local, state, and/or national governments. The following events have been postponed or canceled as a result of these developments: CVG Job Fair (postponed), the Expungement Fair (canceled) to name a few. Please visit the event calendar for more details on event postponements or cancellations.
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