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Andy (and Virginia) aiming to reopen restaurants in June

We’re one day closer to stepping back inside a restaurant again and today Governor Andy Beshear and his sidekick Virginia gave us a target month on the #TeamKentucky calendar.

Sit-down service in restaurants will be among the re-openings in Phase 2 of the process. Phase 2’s details are limited at this time because we have a Phase 1 to worry about, but Beshear noted he believes that time will come in June. More info to come in the weeks ahead, he said.

Other things to note from Monday’s presser:

— There are 163 new confirmed cases around the Bluegrass, bringing the state’s total to 5,245. Sadly there were eight new deaths as well. That total is up to a heartbreaking 261.

— The first phase is coming May 11 and these are the rules those businesses must follow to be good neighbors.

See it all below:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Andy (and Virginia) aiming to reopen restaurants in June

  1. JT55
    7:24 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    I feel sorry for some of the states ran by these draconian Democrats.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:27 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      Correct me if I’m wrong but the POTUS is a draconian Republican, not that it makes any difference which party in is charge, the agenda is all the same in case you haven’t noticed.

  2. Not Dan Issel
    7:26 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    By the time “little Andy” says that restaurants may open, there won’t be any restaurants left to open. I can’t believe he is so willingly destroying Kentucky’s economy.

  3. Catuary
    7:27 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’m glad to be in Texas where dine in service resumed May 1. Granted restaurants can only be at 25% capacity and waitstaff wear masks, but it’s a start!

  4. big cat
    7:30 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    Sad. All cases of flu, pneumonia, heart attacks, etc are being rolled into covid stats. Why? We were told we would shelter in place to flatten curve. We did that, so why aren’t we working again? Herd immunity works. Can’t wait to see how many lawsuits Andy BeeFear will be hit with once this passes.

  5. peaches76
    8:04 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’m inclined to agree with you big cat. Sure seems like every 90+ yr old death is attributed to Covid 19.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:25 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

      coronavirus is one of the most common viruses, there are many strains and most people have corona in them, even the healthy people. So if you die any respiratory disease or many other cause but have corona in you, your death will coded as death by coronavirus. Even if you die with it and not from it and it’s right there on the cdc website.

      The CDC guideline was revised as dated April, with the assume no longer listed. In the most recent NVSS Corona Death Guidance dated APRIL 2020, the “assumed death” has been replaced with: “In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as “probable” or “presumed.”

  6. big cat
    8:56 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    The only rationale I can imagine is maybe we will get reimbursed by China for every death we can record here in the US. Yeah, that makes sense….about as much as the CDC guidelines. SMH.

  7. goose2
    9:37 pm May 4, 2020 Permalink

    I grew up in Kentucky but glad I now live in Florida . Restaurants and retail stores can open today at 25% capacity, every more if you have outside seating. Why would anyone listen to any suggestions that crazy governor of Virginia has to suggest? Good luck Kentuckians, stay strong.

  8. kjd
    7:26 am May 5, 2020 Permalink

    261 deaths attributed to Covid19 in KY.
    Question: How many in KY have died from other causes in the same time period? I bet more than 261. The governor has not ever mentioned these folks and no one has turned on a green light for them either.

    • CatManDo
      8:33 am May 5, 2020 Permalink

      KY averages around 125 deaths a day. So around 3700-3800 per month on average. While all deaths are tragic, it kind of makes that 261 (for 2 months +) seem a little small in the overall picture, especially since the vast majority were susceptible to any sickness.
      Combine this with the fact that when you go to Kroger or Lowe’s they are packed with people but some small businesses are hanging on by a string because they can’t operate.
      So I can see why some people are upset and protesting. I think some of them look ridiculous but I can understand their reasoning.
      Plus, early on Andy and others were crushing Tennessee for how they were handling this situation, not shutting down, etc. However, they have fewer deaths than KY despite a population of around 50% more. Haven’t heard much Tennessee bashing lately.

  9. mcp157
    9:05 am May 5, 2020 Permalink

    Andy the dictator! Let’s hope he gets thrown to the wolves next election. Maybe they won’t run an asinine, rude nick against him next time! The democrats are so out there nowadays and most of the GOP is not that much better.

    • Bluehender
      9:14 am May 5, 2020 Permalink

      They’re not any better at all. 4ever speaking truth on the agenda…

  10. This is fricking ridiculous. A governor destroying his own state’s economy for what has clearly become a major overreach. The curve has been flattened for some time. Deaths will come no matter what. We can’t stay indoors until every risk in life magically disappears. And don’t get me started on his condescending, insulting “we’ll get through this together” horsecrap. He’s a punk.