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Kentucky Governor Announces New Restrictions Beginning Friday

Schools will move to remote learning and indoor dining will be shut down at bars and restaurants.

(Frankfort, Ky.) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced new restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.

These new restrictions will go into effect on Friday, November 5 through Sunday, December 13 at midnight.

These restrictions include:

  • All schools (K-12) must cease in-person instruction beginning November 23. Middle and High Schools will remain in remote instruction until January 4. Elementary schools may reopen on December 7 if their county is not in the red zone.
  • Indoor social gatherings are limited to your current household plus one other household. Eight people or less.
  • Indoor Venues and Event space should have no more than 25 people per room (includes funerals and weddings)
  • Restaurants and Bars will be closed to indoor dining but may continue delivery, to-go, and outdoor service.
  • Gyms, Fitness Centers, and Pools must maintain six feet apart, group classes prohibited, 33 percent occupancy, and masks required.

Beshear added that a $40 million fund has been launched to assist restaurants and bars impacted. Entities that qualify will receive $10,000 to use for various costs.

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