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As a new strain of coronavirus (covid-19) sweeps through the world, stay up-to-date on the latest preparedness plans, school closings, changed polling locations, and more in the Tri-State.

Kentucky Childcare Centers Will Close By Friday

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is asking daycare centers statewide to close by Friday. The governor said there will be exceptions for healthcare workers and first responders. Beshear says the state is preparing plan to offer child care for healthcare workers, but has not shared details of that plan.

Learning Grove is preparing to close its Kentucky locations at the end of this week. The non-profit provides early learning to thousands of children in Ohio and Kentucky. Learning Grove CEO Shannon Starkey-Taylor joins Cincinnati Edition to discuss how the closures will impact families.

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