Gov. Beshear Orders More Businesses to Close
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - More businesses in Kentucky will be closing their doors to the public Thursday night.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered all businesses that are not life-sustaining to cease operations effective Thursday at 8:00 pm, except as needed to conduct minimum basic operations.

According to Beshear's order, life-sustaining businesses are all businesses that allow Kentuckians to remain healthy at home, including:

All businesses operating in the federal critical infrastructure sectors

Life-sustaining Retail

Food, beverage, and agriculture

Organizations that provide charitable and social services


Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation

Financial Services

Housing, Buildings and Construction

Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services

Laundry Services

Restaurants for consumption off-premises

Supplies for Life-Sustaining Businesses


Home-based care and services

Professional services

Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries

Critical labor union functions

Hotels and motels

Funeral services

All businesses permitted to operate must follow social distancing and hygiene guidance from the CDC and the Kentucky Department of Public Health. Failure to do so could subject businesses to closure or additional penalties.

Full details of Gov. Beshear's Executive Order can be found at the link below.


On the Net:

Gov. Beshear's Executive Order

Published 12:30 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020
Updated 07:22 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020



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