Increased COVID-19 hospitalizations causing local hospitals to change policies

PADUCAH — Local hospitals are making some changes to their COVID-19 policies as they continue to grapple with increased hospitalizations amid the spread of the omicron variant.

Some hospitals are now having to operate under crisis standards, because so many people are going to the hospital. That’s led to a change in quarantine policies for hospital employees. They’ve been grappling with capacity issues as the omicron variant has caused cases to surge. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is making it clear that the fight isn’t over yet.