KY Remains Under a State of Emergency:
During and after last week's winter storm, which resulted in the governor declaring a State of Emergency, KYEM has had several calls from the general public asking questions regarding employers requiring employees report for work.
There is no definitive ending date for a State of Emergency issued by a Governor. As long as life and public property are at risk or response efforts are ongoing, the State of Emergency is in effect.
States of Emergency direct that the State activate emergency response activities to assist local governments in dealing with a disaster event. During a State of Emergency, the requirement to report to work is solely determined by the employer, unless there is express language in the State of Emergency which forbids travel or establishes a curfew.