Beshear says restrictions will be lifted weekly for businesses reopening starting May 11

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the state plans to re-open some Kentucky businesses on May 11, and gradually open more every week through June 1.

At his press conference Tuesday, Beshear reiterated that businesses that are reopening starting in May will have to do onsite temperature checks of employees and have masks for all individuals. He did not give specifics about which industries or businesses will be able to begin reopening on that May 11 date.

“Every week thereafter, for four weeks, we are going to gradually ease some restrictions, bring some groups or some industries back online,” said Beshear.

Additionally, the governor unveiled a new, 10-point plan that aims to guide businesses as they prepare for a gradual reopening while continuing to keep all workers and patrons safe. He said the guidelines apply to most employers.

The 10 rules to reopening a business under the Healthy at Work plan are:

  • Continue telework where possible
  • Phased return to work
  • Onsite temperature/health checks
  • Universal masks and other necessary PPE
  • Close common areas
  • Enforce social distancing
  • Limit face-to-face meetings
  • Sanitizer/hand wash stations
  • Special accommodations
  • Testing plan

Find more information about the state’s plan for reopening here.

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