As we head into Easter weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new statewide protocol to prevent mass gatherings .
Starting this weekend, if you participate in a mass gathering in the state of Kentucky, you will be given a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine notice.
“If you participate in a mass gathering, it’s 14 days, self-quarantined, in your home,” Beshear said in his daily 5 p.m. press briefing. “This is the only way we can make sure your decision doesn’t kill somebody else. … That your gathering doesn’t negate the efforts of every church in this state.”
Those who take part in mass gatherings will have their license plates recorded and given to the health department. From there, your notice will be hand delivered to your home.
“Health departments will come to your door with an order for you to be quarantined for 14 days,” he said.
While it’s obviously a letdown going into such a significant and important holiday – his own son was planning on getting baptized this Sunday – he feels this is what the state needs to continue attacking the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My son was supposed to get baptized this Sunday. He was excited about it,” Beshear said. “But we know that we are all safer at home, and I think it is not a test of faith of whether you’re going … It’s a test of faith that you’re willing to sacrifice to protect your fellow man.”