The governor replied, "It has been difficult, and it shouldn't be, because it's just basic science. Our health-care providers have been wearing masks for decades. Why? To prevent infection, uh, in different areas."
The first of the three teams arrived in Morehead Saturday, a news release from Beshear's office said. The team comprises a medical officer, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, supply officer, respiratory therapist, four registered nurses and three paramedics, and has been mobilized to assist St. Claire Regional Medical Center through Sept. 17. "The team can help with opening more available beds that had not been used due to lack of staffing," and can help in the emergency department, the release said. "The team is fortifying existing staffing and areas of specialty, including those offered by St. Claire’s respiratory team, and clinicians tasked with ventilator management."