Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday additional steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic, including closing bars and limiting indoor restaurant capacity to 25%
Bars will be closed for two weeks, effective tomorrow, the governor said.
While the state will be reducing indoor restaurant capacity to 25%, outdoor seating can continue with social distancing.
“We are going to work with our cities and localities to do what we need to do administratively, to allow that outside seating to expand,” Beshear said.
Additionally, the governor has recommended that schools postpone in-person instruction until the third week in August.
“Now it’s time to do the things that we got to do, given the stage that we’re in, to control this virus. And I know there ended up being questions out there about ‘why didn’t you take this step four weeks ago, or six weeks ago?’ Listen, this virus doesn’t care about our schedules,” the governor added.