Beshear Closes Non-Essential Kentucky Businesses


Andy Beshear

As the number of the state's COVID-19 cases surpassed 100, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered all non-essential businesses to close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday.

Businesses that can still remain open under the order include grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and gas stations. Restaurants can continue offering delivery and take-out.

“We have been aggressive, but we've been taking one step, and then we've been taking another step and then another step,” the Herald-Leader quoted Beshear saying. “And it lets us all work into this new, I don't want to say normal because it's not going to be forever, and the more we do, hopefully we can shorten the time we're going through all of this.”

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