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Kentucky's Governor Increasing Indoor Capacity to 60%

Kentucky's governor says that as of Friday, March 5, capacity at indoor establishments throughout the Bluegrass State would be increased to 60%.

Posted: Mar 1, 2021 4:59 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 10:28 AM

During his COVID-19 update to the Commonwealth on Monday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he'd be increasing indoor capacity at establishment throughout the state.

"We're gonna provide some incremental but important relief to many businesses and Kentuckians," said Gov. Beshear during his Monday COVID-19 update. "Beginning on Friday, we're gonna be raising capacity limits for several sectors by 10%."

The following establishments will have their capacity increased to 60% on Friday:

"This is an initial step where we'll watch and see, to ensure we don't see a corresponding increase in cases or these dangerous variants changing what we've been seeing in our trends," Gov. Beshear said.

Gov. Beshear said the decision to increase capacity was made based on the increasing supply of vaccine doses in the state, the trend of dropping COVID-19 numbers, and other encouraging factors in the state's fight against the virus.

Along with Gov. Beshear's Monday announcement of the increased capacity limits was a warning:

"We cannot stop masking, we cannot stop doing things that we know that tamp down this virus," he said. "If we do and the cases go up, we have to be prepared to take an opposite step that we're taking today, and I won't be hesitant about doing so."

You can watch Gov. Beshear's full Monday COVID-19 update by clicking here.


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