Beshear says childcare to return to regular class sizes and many businesses can now increase to 60 percent capacity

After almost a full year of restrictions and changes to many areas to slow the spread of COVID-19, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that 18 industries can now increase their capacity to 60 percent, as the state’s cases continue to decline.

Additionally, Beshear said he intends to increase child care capacity to regular group size on March 15, if positive trends continue.

“Today, we have more good news than at any time in the pandemic. We’ve never seen what we are seeing now in terms of a downward trend. Previously, we had experienced only three consecutive weeks of declining cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “This capacity increase is an initial step where we will watch and see to ensure we don’t see a corresponding increase in cases.”

The following businesses can now increase capacity to 60 percent:

  • Indoor auctions
  • Barbershops/cosmetology/hair salons
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor educational and cultural activities
  • Fitness centers
  • Funeral and memorial services
  • Government offices/agencies
  • Massage therapy
  • Movie theaters
  • Nail salons
  • Office-based businesses
  • Places of worship (recommendation)
  • Retail
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Vehicle and vessel dealerships
  • Venues and event spaces

Also starting Monday, vaccination eligibility opened up to individuals in the 1c category. View the graphic below to see who qualifies in that category:

Categories: 2021 General Assembly

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