Gov. Andy Beshear has urged Kentuckians to keep gatherings small over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, which will also feature the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
“I need you to keep your gatherings small, 10 or less, and that includes Oaks, that includes Derby, that includes Labor Day weekend,” Beshear said. “This is the only year we're asking you to do that and it's in the middle of a pandemic. I'm going to be doing it too. I made a decision that since you can't be out doing things that you want to, I shouldn't be either.”
On Tuesday, the governor announced that he would not be presenting the trophy at the Kentucky Derby in person this year and would instead be watching the race from home, with a planned video presentation of the trophy.
“So please, let's not look back and say something as special as what this weekend can be, turned into the time when this virus got out of control,” Beshear added.