On this Monday, Governor Andy Beshear announced news that, he thought, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone: he recommended that Kentucky schools remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year. He addressed high-school seniors directly, expressing his sympathy for their loss of in-person graduations and proms. “To all of you: I understand your disappointment. But thank you. Thank you for your willingness to help other people. And let’s find creative ways, digitally and otherwise, to try to celebrate your accomplishments,” he urged. While parents of school-age kids took a deep breath in anticipation of more home-schooling challenges to come, some teachers asked for prayers on social media. Through it all folks kept on keeping on, practicing humor and compassion in these socially distant times. #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky #HealthyatHome

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.