Unemployment eligibility has been expanded effective immediately due to COVID-19. Individuals typically not covered by unemployment insurance, including self-employed, independent contractors, freelance workers, substitute teachers, childcare workers employed by religious affiliated organizations and non-profits can now file. Those who left their job for “good cause” because of reasonable risk of exposure (self-quarantine) or due to caring for a family member affected by the virus are also eligible. To file a claim, visit kcc.ky.gov or call (502) 875-0442. If you have questions about your claim, (502) 564-2900 or the local Kentucky Career Center at (270) 889-6509.
Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA has received its emergency childcare certification for exempted workers including first responders (law enforcement, EMS, and fire departments). To sign up, use this registration form or visit hopkinsvilleymca.org, go to “Register,” and choose “Emergency Camp”. Call (270) 887-5382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Kentucky League of Cities COVID-19 Resources