Beshear Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions
By West Kentucky Star Staff, The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced new restrictions on bars, restaurants, event venues, and schools to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.

In-person gatherings will be limited to two households with a total of 8 people maximum, bars and restaurants will be closed to indoor service, and fitness centers, pools, and gyms will be limited to 33 percent occupancy.

According to Beshear, the state is launching a $40 million fund to assist restaurants and bars that have been impacted by the restrictions. Those that qualify will receive $10,000 for various costs.

The new restrictions are set to take effect on Friday.

Additionally, all public and private K-12 schools are ordered to cease in-person instruction starting November 23. Elementary schools may reopen on December 7 if their county is not in the red zone. 

You can find additional information on the restrictions at the link below.

Beshear reported 2,753 new cases of the virus across the state, and 15 virus related deaths. 

The deaths include a 15-year-old girl from Ballard County, 75-year-old man from Caldwell County, 90-year-old man from Calloway County, two women from Christian County, a 78-year-old man from Marshall County, and a 68-year-old woman from McCracken County.

Kentucky's positivity rate is 9.13 percent.


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Published 03:41 PM, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020
Updated 09:21 PM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020



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