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Governor Beshear Says Kentucky Must Learn From Florida Condo Collapse

Corinne Boyer

The state of Florida came up Thursday at Governor Andy Beshear’s Team Kentucky update. Beshear was asked about the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, south of Miami. Beshear said the tragedy will bring a review of how Kentucky manages high-rise buildings.

"It’s almost hard to believe that a building could collapse in the United States of America," Beshear said. "We need to make sure, here in Kentucky, which I’m responsible for, that we’re not cutting corners and that doesn’t happen here.”

Governor Beshear said he’s been touched personally by the Surfside condo collapse. He said he has a friend whose wife was in the building and is still among the missing.

Also at the weekly briefing, the Governor said, despite the rise of the Delta varient of the coronavirus, it would take consitently worse COVID 19 numbers for him to revive Covid restrictions in the state.

“We’re going to have to see a trend. And then the trend is going to have to be concerning enough to take any additional action. And, as our vaccination numbers continue to increase, that will be how we assess the threat," Beshear said.

Beshear pointed out that getting the second vaccination shot makes a person 88% safe from the Delta variant and urged everyone to get all their vaccinations.

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