FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Four Kentucky driver licensing offices have reopened this week after being sanitized due to exposure to the coronavirus, but others are staying closed longer than expected, officials said.
A regional office in Jackson and four smaller field offices in Catlettsburg, Bowling Green and Owensboro reopened Tuesday as planned, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a statement. A regional office in Lexington is scheduled to reopen Wednesday. Offices in Columbia and Florence will remain closed until next week, officials said.
“We initially thought, due to minimum exposure, all seven offices would be deep-cleaned and reopened after 72 hours,” said Matt Cole, commissioner of the Transportation Cabinet's Department of Vehicle Regulation. New regulations at local health departments meant some offices had to stay closed longer, he said.
Any appointments disrupted by the emergency closures will be rescheduled or offered at a different office, officials said.