Kentucky restaurants will be able to open May 22 at limited capacity with restrictions

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has released new requirements for Kentucky restaurants ahead of the May 22 reopening date.

Restaurants can only allow 33-percent capacity in their dining rooms but will be allowed to extend any outdoor seating they may have on their properties.

The requirements released by the administration contain many new guidelines restaurants will have to follow including maintaining at least six feet between customers, limits on party size, masks in common areas, persons not living within the same household should not be permitted to sit at the same table, and more.

Some other restaurant requirements include:

  • Masks or face coverings for employees
  • Use of disposable menus, napkins, table cloths, utensils and condiments
  • Encourage use of electronic menus
  • Conduct daily employee temperature/health checks
  • Modify traffic flow to minimize contacts between employees and customers
  • Provide hand sanitizer, hand washing facilities and paper towels in convenient locations
  • Establish procedures for disinfecting table tops, seating and dining ware (plates, bowls, utensils)

Find a full list of the new requirements here.

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