Beshear Extends Statewide Mask Mandate for 30 More Days

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Friday extended his statewide mask mandate for an additional 30 days.

Posted: Sep 4, 2020 4:14 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2020 4:23 PM

Kentuckians will be required to wear face coverings indoors and when social distancing isn't possible for another 30 days after Governor Andy Beshear extended his statewide mask mandate on Friday, citing the mandate's success in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

This comes as the second extension of the governor's statewide mask mandate, with the first extension of the mandate being announced by Gov. Beshear on Aug. 6, alongside the new restrictions to the Kentucky State Fair.

Beshear has previously said that the state would be under the mask mandate "for the near future," and that he would renew it 30-days at a time.

The Kentucky governor has also previously cited a poll that he said showed the vast majority of Kentuckians support the mandate.

Beshear's statewide mask mandate first went into effect on July 10.



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