Beshear releases detailed business reopening requirements, talks partnership with Kentucky Chamber to supply necessities

The Beshear administration has released the guidelines for each sector that has been named in the May 11 date for Phase 1 of reopening including non-essential manufacturing, construction, dealerships, office-based businesses at 50 percent capacity, pet grooming and boarding, photography and horse racing without spectators.

These include specific requirements on social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, personal protective equipment (PPE), and training and safety. Each sector has different requirements. You can find the requirements for each specific sector on the Healthy at Work site here.

Beshear Chief of Staff La Tasha Buckner said any business that is set to reopen but cannot meet these requirements will not be able to reopen on May 11.

The governor also announced partnerships with the Kentucky Chamber and Kentucky Distillers Association to supply PPE and sanitizers to businesses across the state. Beshear said his administration has been working closely with the business community to ensure businesses have the supplies they need to reopen.

The Kentucky Chamber has been accepting orders from many Kentucky businesses and will be starting to send out shipments of three-ply masks starting on Tuesday.

Businesses can order masks here.

Hand sanitizer can be ordered here.

Beshear administration officials noted Wednesday also marks Phase 2 of reopening for healthcare which will include some outpatient procedures.

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