Businesses will be able to increase capacity to 50% in coming weeks, Kentucky State Fair will take place in August

As Kentucky continues to see steady case numbers of COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear says businesses can start to increase their capacity and the state will plan to move forward with the Kentucky State Fair in August with restrictions.

At his press conference on Tuesday, the governor said Kentucky businesses that have been at lower capacity as they reopened will be able to increase that capacity to 50% one month after their original reopen date.

Businesses that have been at lower capacity include restaurants, retail, barber shops and hair salons, massage therapy, nail salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, bowling alleys, and many others.

For example, restaurant capacity, which has been at 33%, will be increased to 50% on June 22, one month after they were able to reopen.

The restrictions and guidelines that have been put in place will remain under this new expansion of capacity.

Beshear also said the Kentucky State Fair will be able to take place in August with some restrictions. There will be fewer vendors, concerts will look different, and other changes will need to be made. The governor stated the state will be putting together a comprehensive plan to ensure a safe way to hold the event.

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