Governor Beshear Announces Additonal Closures

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that he has signed an executive order that will close all businesses that “encourage congregation and meeting in public places.” That includes most businesses that would fall into the entertainment industry like, theaters, concert venues and sporting event facilities. The order also affects places like hair salons, gyms and exercise facilities. Businesses affected by the order will need to close by the end of business on Wednesday.  Exempt businesses include those that provide essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, laundromats, vet clinics, hotels, food processors, auto and home repair businesses, post offices, warehousing and distribution and pharmacies. Those businesses can stay open, Beshear said, but they must practice social distancing.

As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 patient information includes 26 cases:

Bourbon County
66-year-old man (died Sunday)

Clark County
49-year-old man

Fayette County
40-year-old woman
46-year-old man
74-year-old man
31-year-old woman
47-year-old man
31-year-old man

Harrison County
27-year-old woman (fully recovered)
67-year-old woman
68-year-old man
54-year-old woman
60-year-old man
51-year-old man

Jefferson County
69-year-old man
67-year-old woman
68-year-old woman
80-year-old woman
73-year-old woman
34-year-old woman
54-year-old man
74-year-old man

Lyon County
69-year-old man

Montgomery County
56-year-old man
51-year-old man

Nelson County
53-year-old man