As expected, Governor Andy Beshear announced new restrictions for Kentucky, including the shutdown of indoor dining for three weeks.
In effect Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m., all restaurants and bars will be closed to indoor patrons, limiting service to only carry-out, delivery and outdoor dining (in late November). Indoor dining will resume Monday, December 14.
To help those local establishments that will be crushed by a second shutdown, the state set up a $40 million fund for locally-owned restaurants affected by the next three weeks.
Other new regulations for the three-week period include:
— Indoor social gatherings are limited to eight people or less.
— Indoor venues and events are limited to 25 participants per room.
— Gyms will be at 33% occupancy, masks will now be required, no group classes.
— All public and private schools (K-12) cease in-person instruction November 23. Middle and high schools will remain in remote instruction until January 4, 2021. Elementary schools may reopen on December 7 if their county is not in the red zone.
Updates coming as we get them…