Beshear tells Kentuckians to not travel outside Kentucky unless absolutely necessary with new executive order

Following another increase in cases in the coronavirus in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new executive order telling Kentuckians to not leave the state unless absolutely necessary.

Beshear’s announcement comes after a growth in cases in Tennessee counties bordering the state and surrounding states have seen a steeper increase than Kentucky.

The only reasons an individual should leave the state, the Beshear administration said a requirement for health care, a work order, taking care of a loved one, and absolute necessities are what qualify. They added when someone does leave the state, they need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.

As for how the executive order will be enforced, local law enforcement can be involved if necessary but Beshear noted people have to take the responsible steps on their own.

Beshear said Kentucky now has 42 new cases Monday, bringing the total to 480 positive coronavirus cases.

Find more about other executive orders pertaining to the coronavirus here:

Learn more about other executive orders Beshear has put out to deal with the coronavirus here:

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