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Through this "it means no visitors."

As the coronavirus spreads... kentucky nursing homes told to ban visits for everyone... but the patients who are dying.

And colleges across the country debate whether to move classes...online.

### good afternoon, i'm veronica jean seltzer... and i'm tom kenny...the governor is scheduled to give a coronavirus update any moment...we will bring that 'live'.

In the meantime.... we're learning more about the six people in kentucky who have the coronavirus.

The governor says the three people in harrison county are a 27-year old woman who works at the walmart in cynthiana.

U-k hospital says after being admitted in critical condition...she has been upgraded to 'fair' condition.

Also a 67-year old woman and a 68-year old man.

The governor says they are all connected...but not to the walmart.

The two patients in fayette county are both men...ages 46- and-49.

And, the lone case in jefferson county is a 69-year old man.

All are in isolation either in a hospital or at home.

The state health commissioner says they are all gradually improving.

The governor says more than 200 people have self-isolated as a precaution.

The governor also announcing today...restricted visitation at state- run nursing homes and long-term care facilities...since seniors are among the most vulnerable to the virus.

The state is strongly urging privately-run facilities to do the same.

Sayre christian village in lexington says it's heeding that advice...it actually started restricting visitors yesterday.

The center has around 375 residents.

The ceo says she doesn't know how long the restrictions will be in place... and adds she is evaluating the situation daily.

"now that we have restrictions in place we are offering face time, skype.

We're doing a lot creative ways for folks to be able to communicate with their loved ones."

Jails are also making adjustments.

The fayette county jail says visitors and volunteers won't be allowed in for now...but the jail says it hopes to reinstate visitation as soon as possible.

A bluegrass community and techincal college student in lexington had contact with the first coronavirus patient, according to the school.

They say the student isn't showing any symptoms. the student took classes at the newtown and leestown campuses.

B-c-t-c says teachers and classmates who may have come in contact with the student are being notified.

School buildings are being cleaned and disinfected.

Berea college in madison county is cancelling the rest of its semester.

The school's president says its administrative committee decided today to end classes this friday to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus.

Students are expected to move out by this weekend.

The college will remain open...and students who can't return home will be allowed to stay on campus.

There are several other consequences...of the early end to semester including postponing graduation and cancelling school sponsored summer travel.

### one of the nation's largest universities...ohio state...is suspending in-person classes at least through the end of the month because of the virus.

Some smaller schools in the northeast are doing the same.

We asked u-k just yesterday if the school was considering making the same move...we were told...not for now...but all options are being considered.

The girls' sweet 16 basketball tournament at rupp arena in lexington begins tomorrow.

As we reported yesterday, it is going on as scheduled despite coronavirus concerns.

The lexington center says it has stepped-up the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the venue.

And, alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers have been put in every lobby.

Doctors at u-k healthcare say there will be enough coronavirus tests available to test everyone who needs to be tested.

Right now in kentucky, 34 people have been tested...28 of those have come back negative.

Doctors at u-k say more commercial labs are now able to run the tests which will make it more widely available.

It had been reported this weekend u-k was running low on protective gear for staff.

The health system says it isn't concerned.

We have the supply we need and we are constantly, daily evaluating it u-k says it also has a contingency plan...to get more equipment from the state.

### i've talked to some of you who are worried about being able to tell the difference between coronavirus symptoms...flu symptoms...and allergy symptoms as we approach allergy season.

They are similar...so we made this graphic to help tell the difference.

Coronavirus symptoms appear about two to 14 days after you're exposed.

They include cough and fever..

And it'll feel hard to breathe.

Flu you could also see cough and fever...but not that shortness of breath...you also might have other symptoms including muscle aches and a sore throat.

Allergies...come with more sneezing and itchy eyes.

If you want to take a closer look at this or save it to show someone else...i'm going to post it on our website w-t-v-q dot com.

### that's also where you'll be able to find a link to the state's website with all the coronavirus information you need to know.

You can also call the state's toll-free hotline.

The number is on your screen.

The governor says a lot of people have already called.

The next week will be very unsettled with several storm systems moving through kentucky.

The first significant one will be thursday.

A marginal risk for severe weather has been issued by the storm predication center for central kentucky a low pressure center drops south out of canada.

This could spark off severe weather thursday night into early friday morning.

The second system arrives late saturday night into sunday morning as another wave of energy moves through with more rain showers likely.

Temperatures get really warm monday and tuesday with showers likely monday evening.

Stay tuned!

Tonight: mostly cloudy skies, lows in the low 40s wednesday: partly cloudy skies, spot showers possible, highs in the low 60s thursday: partly cloudy, showers likely in the afternoon, highs in the upper 60s low 70s friday: partly sunny, highs in the low 50s saturday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the low 50s sunday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the morning, highs in the mid 50s monday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the mid 60s tuesday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely, highs in the upper 60s low 70s lexington police are still looking for an accused killer.

32-year-old seantel watson is accused of shooting and killing 44-year-old larry rose, junior...who was found on smith street last friday.

Fayette county public schools will get out two days later than originally scheduled due to illness and weather.

Students were supposed to get out may 26th....now they'll have class on the 27th and 28th....so, as of right now...the 28th is the last day of school....but that will change if anymore unscheduled days are taken.

High school graduations would be on the 28th and 29th.

The city of lexington kicks-off its 'fund for the arts' campaign today.

It's a celebration of all that 'lex arts' does and hopes to do to give back to the community.

The theme this year is 'art is like a boomerang' -- whatever you give, you get back.

The annual event raises money to support organizations that support arts in the community.

Last year about one-million dollars was raised.

We now join sports director bryan kennedy.

On tuesday, the s- e-c coaches announcing their postseason awards.

C1 3 five cats are walking away with some hardware.

First up...pick quick!

Immanuel quickley has been named the s-e-c player of the year.

Quick is ninth player in school history to receive the honor...fifth under cal and first since malik monk who got the award from the a-p.

Speaking of coach cal, for the fourth time the coaches named cal coach of year.

Other awards to cats were nick richards named to first team all s-e-c, tyrese maxey makes the second team as well as the all freshman team.

Ashton hagans was named to the all- defensive team.

Another u-k coach getting some recognition on tuesday.

Kenny payne has been named a step up hall of famer.

"step up" is a professional organization created for the developmenp of coaches.

Payne obviously known for being the "big man whisperer"...coachi ng up all of coach cal's big men.

The award also recognizing his work off the court as well.

The nba, nhl, major league baseball and major league soccer...beginning today...are limiting access to locker rooms following games and practices because of concerns over the coronavirus.

Only players, coaches and essential personell will be allowed in....the media will not.

This is in effect indefinitely.

The s-e-c announcing on tuesday they will do the same thing with their tournament.

Traditionally, media interview the players in the locker room...that will not be the case this year.

Locker room access will be strictly limited to student athletes, coaches and other members of team personnel.

Sienna pearl kennedy born 3/3/20 at 2:14am, 7lb 8oz, 19 inches long.

Myles bday couple days later-busy march six states hold presidential contests today at a critical point for c1 3 march c1 3 six states hold presidential contests today at a critical point for bernie sanders in the democratic race...that's next.

Italy begins an extraordinary lockdown because of the coronavirus...now being enforced by soldiers and police.

We'll take you there.

And finally....people are allowed to leave a cruise ship that had been floating off california's coast since last week.

You'll hear from a frustrated passenger.

C1 3 for bernie sanders....six states are voting as he battles joe biden.

Both men cancelled campaign stops in ohio due to coronavirus concerns.

Biden faced down a pro-gun worker in a testy exchange over his plan to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

This was at an auto plant in detroit.

Biden used a curse word to tell the worker he was full of it.

Otherwise...he had a positive reception.

Bernie sanders is in michigan where he talked about the coronavirus...saying there are too many people in america who need to be tested, but can't afford it....making his point that healthcare is a human right for everyone.

Passengers aboard the grand princess cruise ship are finally allowed to leave the ship after finally docking monday.

It had been floating off the california coast since last thursday after 21 people tested positive for the coronavirus...all but two of them crew members.

Passengers say it has been stressful, frustrating and it was hard to get information.

"in the beginning we were hearing from the captian but, we would sometimes hear things first on the tv and then the captain."

Some passengers have already filed a lawsuit against princess.

Those passengers are being quarantined after getting off the ship.

In an unprecedented move...italy is shutdown because of the coronavirus.

Sixty-million people are under lockdown...enforced by the military and police.

Italy is the second hardest hit country after china where the virus originated.

Northern italy is seeing what's being described as a "tsunami of patients."

Health experts say the country's healthcare system is one-step from collapse.

Italy has nearly ten-thousand cases and is approaching 500-deaths.

We're getting some breaks from the rain...but it is far from over...your forecast is next.

Later...we'll show you what happened to your money today on wall street after yesterday's huge loss on the stock market.

And, it's not just your hands and surfaces you need to keep clean because of the coronavirus....don't forget your cell phone.

We'll tell you the best way to clean it.

C1 3 everyone's is showing the currently its way across the region.

If use the moment.

Don' worry, it's moving its way to the south and east of the sky became a overlooking hamburg right now abc 36 hour mostly cloudy skies outside at the moment it increases the current temperature northwest wind outside the moment.

At 9 mph and that's weird.

He noticed with c1 3 kentucky.

So once again motorist for severe weather could be possible and i could, shift a little bit further to the east of certain something mantras a couple days outrigger wednesday at six at 610, nice and mild imports which can be cloudy in some spots showers in the forecast.

We know that seven-da forecast out with 61.

Is showers the forecast, and 700.

There is a nice and warm.

Unfortunately, one reason the forecast thursda afternoon evening to friday morning.

They're finding no one yet 530 for high, but look at that whole lot more rain as we go into the weekend ... i just signed up for the freedo to live traffic report no delay due to collisions right now we come back to see the coronaviru made investors sick today on z3z3r5r5 z0z z1616fz y3y30yr50y y y1616fyfy c1 3 the suit claims fifth third employees opened fake accounts for customers in order to meet aggressive sales targets and that the bank knew it was going on between 2008-and- 2016.

The bank says the suit's unnecessary because it did its own internal investigation and found 11-hundred bogus accounts and ended the practice.

Closing bell on wall street finally some good news on wall street...the dow closed up more than 11-hundred points on what analysts call a "coronavirus stock market correction."

This comes one day after the market's biggest loss since the financial crisis of 2008.

### important coronavirus news from apple today...the company says you can use clorox disinfecting wipes and 70-percent rubbing alcohol on your i-phones and i- pads.

Health experts say the disease can live on glass, metal and plastic surfaces for more than a week.

The coronavirus is not music to the ears of musicians or music fans as a growing number of concerts are being cancelled.

We'll tell you if it's going to impact the popular coachella music festival.

And, after years in the courts...find out if led zepplin stole the opening to the band's popular song "stairway to heaven".

C1 3 virtually shutting down because of the coronavirus...one of the big fears in the u-s is whether the coachella music festival would be postponed.

And it is....it was supposed to be next month...but because of coronavirus concerns it's being moved to consecutive weekends in october.

Artists are postponing or cancelling concerts all over...this is just the latest.

Led zeppelin's classic "stairway to heaven" opening guitar riff is all theirs...according to a federal appeals court.

A lawsuit claimed the band stole it from the band "spirit's" song "taurus", whi was released three years earlier.

It's been going through the courts for several years.

"spirit's" attorney says he's disappointed with the decision and is considering appealing...again.

### our top stories are next...a kentucky college shutting down for the rest of the semester because it feels it can't protect students and staff from the coronavirus.

Have an iphone?

A lot of us do.

You'll want to hear how apple says you can disinfect it.

Plus...what a baby's sleeping habits now...can reveal about anxiety as an adult.

### c1 3 the day now.

We're learning more about the eight people in kentucky who have the coronavirus.

The governor says 5 people in harrison county are a 27-year old woman who works at the walmart in cynthiana.

U-k hospital says after being admitted in critical condition...she has been upgraded to 'fair' condition.

Also a 67-year old woman, and a 68-year old man.

The governor says they are all connected...but not to the walmart.

The two patients in fayette county are both men...ages 46- and-49.

And, the lone case in jefferson county is a 69-year old man.

All are in isolation either in a hospital or at home.

The state health commissioner says they are all gradually improving.

The governor says more than 200 people have self-isolated as a precaution.

The governor also announcing today...restricted visitation at state- run nursing homes and long-term care facilities...since seniors are among the most vulnerable to the virus.

The state is strongly urging privately-run facilities to do the same.

Sayre christian village in lexington says it's heeding that advice...it actually started restricting visitors yesterday.

The center has around 375 residents.

The ceo says she doesn't know how long the restrictions will be in place... and adds she is evaluating the situation daily.

"now that we have restrictions in place we are offering face time, skype.

We're doing a lot creative ways for folks to be able to communicate with their loved ones."

The governor also issued an executive order allowing pharmacists to refill non- controlled prescriptions for up to 30-days because of the visitation restrictions and for people being isolated for two weeks because of the virus.

A bluegrass community and techincal college student in lexington had contact with the first coronavirus patient, according to the school.

They say the student isn't showing any symptoms. the student took classes at the newtown and leestown campuses.

B-c-t-c says teachers and classmates who may have come in contact with the student are being notified.

School buildings are being cleaned and disinfected.

Berea college in madison county is cancelling the rest of its semester.

The school's president says its administrative committee decided today to end classes this friday to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus.

Students are expected to move out by this weekend.

The college will remain open...and students who can't return home will be allowed to stay on campus.

There are several other consequences...of the early end to semester including postponing graduation and cancelling school sponsored summer travel.

### at northern kentucky university, two kids who were at a camp at the school last weekend had been in contact with an out-of-state relative who's being tested for a likely case of the coronavirus.

Those kids are being self-quarantined.

Northern's students are on spring break...but there were youth activities scheduled this week on campus...those have been canceled.

Nicholasville-based alltech is turning its annual international ideas conference into a virtual event...people coming here from all over the world is an abvious problem because of coronavirus travel restrictions.

So, the company will live- stream the event and use on-demand content.

If you have any questions or concerns about the coronavirus...you can call the state's toll-free hotline.

The number is on your screen.

The governor says a lot of people have already called.

You can also find a link to the state's website with all the coronavirus information you need to know....that's on our website w-t-v-q dot com.

The next week will be very unsettled with several storm systems moving through kentucky.

The first significant one will be thursday.

A marginal risk for severe weather has been issued by the storm predication center for central kentucky a low pressure center drops south out of canada.

This could spark off severe weather thursday night into early friday morning.

The second system arrives late saturday night into sunday morning as another wave of energy moves through with more rain showers likely.

Temperatures get really warm monday and tuesday with showers likely monday evening.

Stay tuned!

Tonight: mostly cloudy skies, lows in the low 40s wednesday: partly cloudy skies, spot showers possible, highs in the low 60s thursday: partly cloudy, showers likely in the afternoon, highs in the upper 60s low 70s friday: partly sunny, highs in the low 50s saturday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the low 50s sunday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the morning, highs in the mid 50s monday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the mid 60s tuesday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely, highs in the upper 60s low 70s lexington police are still looking for an accused killer.

32-year-old seantel watson is accused of shooting and killing 44-year-old larry rose, junior...who was found on smith street last friday.

Fayette county public schools will get out two days later than originally scheduled due to illness and weather.

Students were supposed to get out may 26th....now they'll have class on the 27th and 28th....so, as of right now...the 28th is the last day of school....but that will change if anymore unscheduled days are taken.

High school graduations would be on the 28th and 29th.

We now join sports director bryan kennedy.

On tuesday, the s- e-c coaches announced their postseason awards.

C1 3 five cats are walking away with some hardware.

First up...pick quick!

Immanuel quickley has been named the s-e-c player of the year.

Quick is ninth player in school history to receive the honor...fifth under cal and first since malik monk who got the award from the a-p.

Speaking of coach cal, for the time the coaches named cal coach of year.

Other award to cats were nick richards named to first team all s-e-c, tyrese maxey makes the second team as well as the all freshman team.

Ashton hagans was named to the all- defensive team.

A couple weeks ago, former cat mychal mulder signed a 10- day contract with the golden state warriors...it looks like they want to keep him around a little bit longer.

The warriors annoucing today they have sign mulder to a mult- year contract.

In six games with the warriors, mulder averaged 12 points and 3 rebounds.

Tom brady's off-field plans are already lined up for next year.

The six-time super bowl champ is opening his own hollywood production company.

It's called 199 productions -- an allusion to his selection number in the n-f-l draft.

Brady says he's teaming up with avengers: endgame directors joe and anthony russo for his first project -- a documentary called "unseen football."

### sienna pearl kennedy born 3/3/20 at 2:14am, 7lb 8oz, 19 inches long.

Myles bday couple c1 3 days later-busy march super tuesday 2.0 six states vote c1 3 tonight.

The two democrats in the lead bernie sanders and joe biden are making a final pitch.

For one...that included using a curse word in response to a voter.

And italy is under lockdown.

It's hard to find hand sanitizer anywhere.

...but what about coachella?

Will coronavirus concerns force the music festival to postpone?

So you've mastered washing your hands...still working on not touching your face...but cleaning your iphone?

Don't worry.

We'll tell you how...next.

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"my fiancé hadn't seen me smile in ten years.

"i have a child on the way here in the next five months... "i would like to be able to smile in his first picture when he's born."

They said "we can do that."

If i would've known that i was gonna be fifty times happier with dentures i would've fixed it before.

At aspen dental, we're all about yes.

Like yes dentures start at $399 per arch.

And yes to a 90-day denture money back guarantee.

Don't wait, book at aspendental.com or call today.

C1 3 for bernie sanders....six states are voting as he battles joe biden.

Both men cancelled campaign stops in ohio due to coronavirus concerns.

Biden faced down a pro-gun worker in a testy exchange over his plan to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

This was at an auto plant in detroit.

Biden used a curse word to tell the worker he was full of it.

Otherwise...he had a positive reception.

Bernie sanders is in michigan where he talked about the coronavirus...saying there are too many people in america who need to be tested, but can't afford it....making his point that healthcare is a human right for everyone.

You've heard the ride share nightmares.

Today, uber is launching a new safety feature in cities across the country...and in several central kentucky counties...including fayete, jessamine, and garrard.

It allows riders and drivers to use their app to send a text to 911...if they can't call.

### investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion last night in sweeden.

The blast happened just after midnight in stockholm.

It shattered windows and destroyed a building entrance, but there haven't been any reported injuries or deaths.

Investigators say they know this wasn't a gas leak...they're investigating it as a criminal act.

### chinese president xi jinping is visiting wuhan...where the coronavirus was first identified late last year.

This is the first time jinping has been in the city since the outbreak began.

The number of new cases there continues to drop.

The president spent time talking with city leaders and people living in wuhan.

### it seems so trivial with people dying all over the world and a country virtually shutting down because of the coronavirus...one of the big fears in the u-s is whether the coachella music festival would be postponed.

And it is....it was supposed to be next month...but because of coronavirus concerns it's being moved to consecutive weekends in october.

Artists are postponing or cancelling concerts all over...this is just the latest.

Don't get too comfortable with breaks from the rain because there's more to come...your updated forecast is next.

Find out what a nation pharmacy chain is doing for customers because of the coronavirus...that's a little later.

And, other than sleep deprivation...what you baby's sleep pattern could be setting them up for later in life...a fascinating study...still ahead.

C1 3 [one-sided manifestation of thi way of cross-sectional in eastern kentucky under mostly cloudy skies inside the camera overlooking the kentucky horse park right now that that cloud cover still making its way across the region 40 outside right now right wing down the north and last temperatures outside still fairly mild outside of 570 in richmond got that northwest flow, but if you look over in jackson is so that is south westerly flow outside right now cold front not there just to get a look at the wider perspective here you can get it idea what's going on in the atmosphere.

So here's a cold front tasso low-pressure system rain showers making their way from kentucky all the way out t the new england area here get a break from the rain showers later on tonight and into tomorrow but not all day tomorrow to hear, see here on future cash look at.

Mostly cloudy skies is attention of credit.

There yeah the rangers come right back to 5 o'clock in the afternoon released in those afternoon hours you can see gamble here in a little bit of rain shower action here, but i could shift a little bit to the north, but to the north east.

It kind of times to be prepared for a little bit of rain shower action tomorrow.

Don't leave without the umbrella and i'll continue evening hours thursday will start out with a mix assigning clouds with more rain in for the afternoon hours ever thursday is showers and even some thunderstorm action is expected saturday and sunday i'm another round of rain showers saturday night in two years sunday and the third round of monday night with more rain showers service that there is a marginal risk of severe weather has been issued by the storm predictions that are out of oklahoma city motorist this year could shift a little bit further to the east and encompass all of eastern kentucky something certainly keep in mind for tonight with that mostly christ skies 430 can be expected there as it moves a bit regular, but more breaking the kaiser six regular, but more breaking the kaiser 610 for your wednesday but at some spot showers possible.

As we look at seven- day forecast 610 of for your wednesday session thursday more showers likeliness and thunderstorms possible thursday afternoon into your friday and we cooldown finding into the week and vicio c1 3 coronavirus...in part...how they're serving customers.

Beginning immediately....natio nal chain c-v-s pharmacy will waive delivery fees for prescription drugs due to the outbreak.

And, aetna, a c-v-s health company, is waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance drugs.

Aetna is offering that to all members with pharmacy benefits administered through c-v-s caremark.

The insurance company is also offering 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.

Important coronavirus news from apple today...the company says you can use clorox disinfecting wipes and 70-percent rubbing alcohol on your i-phones and i- pads.

Health experts say the disease can live on glass, metal and plastic surfaces for more than a week.

Listen to this...new research suggests babies with very disturbed sleep patterns could be at greater risk for anxiety and emotional issues later in childhood.

The study found those with persistent and severe sleep difficulties were nearly three times as likely to have symptoms of emotional problems when they were four years old.

And by the time they were 10, they were more than twice as likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for an emotional disorder.

Parents worried about their child's sleep pattern should talk to their family doctor.

You would think a skinnier person would have a faster metabolism, right?

Wrong!

Nutritionists say the bigger your body...the more calories you're burning because your metabolism has to work harder to keep the body functioning.

That's also why it's harder to lose weight after the first ten pounds or so come off...because as you lose mass...your metabolism doesn't need to work as hard.

### resorts are always coming up with new marketing gimmicks... wait until you hear what they're doing at this one in thailand...it involves elephants and sleep....we'll explain.

And, you'll meet a new baby gorilla at a zoo near seattle...it's today's "aww" moment.

Imagine sleeping next to i grew s supper clubs.

This is ws e at culver's today.

We source the finest cod and batter each filet by hand.

And always cook it to order.

That beautiful golden brown color and flaky on the inside.

The fish fry is a midwest tradition.

That beautiful golden brown color and flaky on the inside.

It's about coming together.

That beautiful golden brown color and flaky on the inside.

It's families, friends.

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I love bringing this tradition to guests everywhere.

Mom and dad would be proud.

Welcome to delicious!

C1 3 you can!...in a bubble.

A resort in thailand calls them jungle bubbles.

You can sit and watch rescued female elephants all night long.

The bubbles are air conditioned and have a king sized bed and a small bathroom.

No t-v's though...you won't need one.

It'll cost you more than $550.

### --lead in-- if you ever wanted to sleep next to elephants -- now's your chance.

--vo script-- a resort in thailand is offering new "jungle bubbles" - where you can sit back and watch female elephants all night long.

The antara golden triangle elephant camp and resort lets you book this experience in addition to your reserved room.

For five-hundred- and-sixty-three dollars -- you can be just a few steps from three rescued elephants.

The air-conditioned bubble includes a king size bed and a small gave birth to a little boy march 4th and zookeepers are just releasing photos.

Gorilla keepers say his mom...uzumma is a first time mother and very attentive.

The baby is healthy and observant...but doesn't have a name yet.

### next...our top stories...everything you need to know about the coronavirus in kentucky and its impact from your home to nursing homes.

And, you'll see what brought an army widow to tears in laurel county today.

You need to see that story...coming up.

:46-:50 stay calm.

No reason to c1 3 through this "it means no visitors."

As the coronavirus spreads... kentucky nursing homes told to ban visits for everyone... but the patients who are dying.

And colleges across the country debate whether to move classes...online.

### good afternoon, i'm tom kenny and i'm veronica jean seltzer.

Let's get right to your top stories of the day.

The governor gave a coronavirus update within the hour as we continue to learn more about the eight people in kentucky who have the coronavirus.

The governor says five people in harrison county are a 27-year old woman who works at the walmart in cynthiana.

U-k hospital says after being admitted in critical condition...she has been upgraded to 'fair' condition.

Also a 67-year old woman and a 68-year old man.

The governor says they are all connected...but not to the walmart.

The two patients in fayette county are both men...ages 46- and-49.

And, the lone case in jefferson county is a 69-year old man.

All are in isolation either in a hospital or at home.

The state health commissioner says they are all gradually improving.

The governor says more than 200 people have self-isolated as a precaution.

The governor also announcing today...restricted visitation at state- run nursing homes and long-term care facilities...since seniors are among the most vulnerable to the virus.

The state is strongly urging privately-run facilities to do the same.

Abc 36's alexus larson went to a local assisted living facility...that says it started restricting visitors even before the governor recommended it.

"on monday, sayre christian village decided to restrict visitors to protect their residents.

That means, if you do not work here, you can't get through these doors and that includes me."

Nat i had to interview c-e-o karen venis...outside.

"it means no visitors.

Obviously we're still allowing folks that are necessary to come to our facility to provide service to our residents."

Venis says the decision to restrict visitors was to protect the people who live here.

She says... she's relieved the governor is encouraging all nursing homes and assisted living facilities to do the same.

"i applaud his decision 100%."

The governor and health officials have been saying seniors, especially over the age of 60 are the most vulnerable.

Of the six positive cases in the state - half are over 60.

Venis says nearly all of her 375 residents are over that age too... but they haven't seen anyone with symptoms. "our concern with our campus is that we serve the elderly."

In addition to the visitor restrictions... their campus is screening every person living and working there.

Staff is also cleaning the campus regularly.

"it smells pretty good in there."

While restrictions are in place... venis says they are finding ways for residents to still talk and see their loved ones.

"we are offering facetime, skype."

"sayre christian village can't say how long these visitor restrictions are going to be in place.

All it can say is it's watching the virus one day at a time.

Reporting in lexingotn, alexus larson, abc 36 news."

### jails are also making adjustments.

The fayette county jail says visitors and volunteers won't be allowed in for now...but the jail says it hopes to reinstate visitation as soon as possible.

A bluegrass community and techincal college student in lexington had contact with the first coronavirus patient, according to the school.

They say the student isn't showing any symptoms. the student took classes at the newtown and leestown campuses.

B-c-t-c says teachers and classmates who may have come in contact with the student are being notified.

School buildings are being cleaned and disinfected.

Berea college in madison county is cancelling the rest of its semester.

The school's president says its administrative committee decided today to end classes this friday to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus.

Students are expected to move out by this weekend.

The college will remain open...and students who can't return home will be allowed to stay on campus.

There are several other consequences...of the early end to semester including postponing graduation and cancelling school sponsored summer travel.

### i've talked to some of you who are worried about being able to tell the difference between coronavirus symptoms...flu symptoms...and allergy symptoms as we approach allergy season.

They are similar...so we made this graphic to help tell the difference.

Coronavirus symptoms appear about two to 14 days after you're exposed.

They include cough and fever..

And it'll feel hard to breathe.

Flu you could also see cough and fever...but not that shortness of breath...you also might have other symptoms including muscle aches and a sore throat.

Allergies...come with more sneezing and itchy eyes.

If you want to take a closer look at this or save it to show someone else...i'm going to post it on our website w-t-v-q dot com.

### that's also where you'll be able to find a link to the state's website with all the coronavirus information you need to know.

You can also call the state's toll-free hotline.

The number is on your screen.

The governor says a lot of people have already called.

The next week will be very unsettled with several storm systems moving through kentucky.

The first significant one will be thursday.

A marginal risk for severe weather has been issued by the storm predication center for central kentucky a low pressure center drops south out of canada.

This could spark off severe weather thursday night into early friday morning.

The second system arrives late saturday night into sunday morning as another wave of energy moves through with more rain showers likely.

Temperatures get really warm monday and tuesday with showers likely monday evening.

Stay tuned!

Tonight: mostly cloudy skies, lows in the low 40s wednesday: partly cloudy skies, spot showers possible, highs in the low 60s thursday: partly cloudy, showers likely in the afternoon, highs in the upper 60s low 70s friday: partly sunny, highs in the low 50s saturday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the low 50s sunday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the morning, highs in the mid 50s monday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the mid 60s tuesday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely, highs in the upper 60s low 70s lexington police are still looking for an accused killer.

32-year-old seantel watson is accused of shooting and killing 44-year-old larry rose, junior...who was found on smith street last friday.

This is a day an army widow and her family in laurel county will never forget.

The non-profit foundation tunnel to towers presented holly conrad with a mortgage-free home in london.

Her late husband, army sergeant tim conrad, junior, was killed in combat in afghanistan.

The couple's son...bentley...was only seven months old at the time.

Conrad's widow says tim always talked about all the things he looked forward to do with his little boy.

"it breaks my heart that t.j.

Never got the opportunity to do those things and that bentley never got the chance to know his dad.

Bentley only knows his dad through his belongings, pictures, videos and a great deal of stories from everyone who knew him."

The tunnel to towers foundation honors the sacrifice of new york city firefighter stephen siller, who ran through the brooklyn battery tunnel to the twin towers where he died on 9-11.

The gold star family home program honors the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.

On tuesday, the s- e-c coaches announced their postseason awards.

C1 3 five cats are walking away with some hardware.

First up...pick quick!

Immanuel quickley has been named the s-e-c player of the year.

Quick is ninth player in school history to receive the honor...fifth under cal and first since malik monk who got the award from the a-p.

Speaking of coach cal, for the time the coaches named cal coach of year.

Other award to cats were nick richards named to first team all s-e-c, tyrese maxey makes the second team as well as the all freshman team.

Ashton hagans was named to the all- defensive team.

Back to quickley...here's him on how he find out the news.

Sienna pearl kennedy born 3/3/20 at 2:14am, 7lb 8oz, 19 inches long.

Myles bday couple c1 3 days later-busy march six states hold presidential contests today at a critical point for c1 3 bernie sanders in the democratic race...that's next.

And dick's sporting goods decides to stop selling guns at even more stores.

How many will be pulling guns from the shelves.

This is a critically important z3z3sfsf z0z z1j1j0z y3y30ysf0y y y1j1j0y0y c1 3 democratic presidential race for bernie sanders....six states are voting as he battles joe biden.

Both men cancelled campaign stops in ohio due to coronavirus concerns.

Biden faced down a pro-gun worker in a testy exchange over his plan to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

This was at an auto plant in detroit.

Biden used a curse word to tell the worker he was full of it.

Otherwise...he had a positive reception.

Bernie sanders is in michigan where he talked about the coronavirus...saying there are too many people in america who need to be tested, but can't afford it....making his point that healthcare is a human right for everyone.

Closing bell on wall street finally some good news on wall street...the dow closed up more than 11-hundred points on what analysts call a "coronavirus stock market correction."

This comes one day after the market's biggest loss since the financial crisis of 2008.

### fifth third bank is being sued by the consumer financial protection bureau.

The suit claims fifth third employees opened fake accounts for customers in order to meet aggressive sales targets and that the bank knew it was going on between 2008-and- 2016.

The bank says the suit's unnecessary because it did its own internal investigation and found 11-hundred bogus accounts and ended the practice.

The largest u-s sporting goods retailer will stop selling guns at over 400 additional stores this year.

The move by dick's sporting goods follows a series of decisions to scale back gun sales.

After the school shooting in parkland, florida in 20-18... dick's announced it would stop selling semi- automatic weapons.

A few months later, dick's pulled firearms and hunting accessories from ten stores as a test and overall sales increased at those stores.

Now -- dick's plans to nearly quadruple the number of its stores without guns.

### yeah...don't put that rain gear away just yet....maybe not tomorrow either.

How long you'll need it...in justin's forecast, next.

One former basketball cat has been told he's sticking around in the bay area.

More on mychal mulder later in sports.

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Which, if i'm not mistaken, is latin for "better than a sandwich."

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C1 3 kentucky.

The first significant one will be thursday.

A marginal risk for severe weather has been issued by the storm predication c1 3 center for central kentucky a low pressure center drops south out of canada.

This could spark off severe weather thursday night into early friday morning.

The second system arrives late saturday night into sunday morning as another wave of energy moves through with more rain showers likely.

Temperatures get really warm monday and tuesday with showers likely monday evening.

Stay tuned!

Tonight: mostly cloudy skies, lows in the low 40s wednesday: partly cloudy skies, spot showers possible, highs in the low 60s thursday: partly cloudy, showers likely in the afternoon, highs in the upper 60s low 70s friday: partly sunny, highs in the low 50s saturday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the low 50s sunday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the morning, highs in the mid 50s monday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely in the evening, highs in the mid 60s tuesday: partly cloudy skies, showers likely, highs in the upper 60s low 70s immanuel quickley may be s-e-c player of the year, but nick richards and tyrese maxey were both recognized by the league's coaches hear from both of them on what the accolades mean coming up in sports.

C1 3 know...that man has come a long way.

In his first two seasons, richards averaged 4 points and 3 rebounds.

This season, richards is one of only two power five big men averaging at least 12 points, 7 rebounds , 2 blocks while shooting 60 percent.

For both he and s-e-c player of the year immanuel quickley...these awards show just how far they have come.

Kentucky upperclassmen not the only ones getting recognized.

C1 3 freshman tyrese maxey was named to the all s-e-c second team as well as the all freshman team.

Maxey is averaging 14 points a game...that's second on the team just behind quickley.

Over the last 12 games, maxey has 10 double doubles.

While it was nice to get the award, maxey says it's the just the result of doing his job.

C1 3 another u-k coach getting some recognition on tuesday.

Kenny payne has been named a step up hall of famer.

"step up" is a professional organization created for the developmenp of coaches.

Payne obviously known for being the "big man whisperer"...coachi ng up all of coach cal's big men.

The award also recognizing his work off the court as well.

A couple weeks ago, former cat mychal mulder signed a 10- day contract with the golden state warriors...it looks like they want to keep him around a little bit longer.

The warriors annoucing today they have sign mulder to a mult- year contract.

In six games with the warriors, mulder averaged 12 points and 3 rebounds.

There has been a change on the u-k football staff.

It's been rumored for about a week now, but on tuesday coach mark stoops made it official...michael smith has resigned as the team's wide receivers coach.

Smith joined the staff in 2018.

Cats didn't waste time replacing smith.

Jovon bouknight has been named wide receivers coach.

He had the same position at oregon last season and texas tech before that.

As a player, bouknight played at wyoming where statistically...he is one of the school's all-time pass catchers also holding records for the most all- purpose yards and kick return yards.

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