Kentucky is relaxing the statewide mask mandate based on the growing number of people vaccinated.
Governor Andy Beshear said Monday, face coverings would still be required indoors, but outdoor events could ditch the mask depending on how many people are there.
Starting Tuesday, April 27th, masks will not be required outdoors when there are less than a thousand people in attendance.
"It means, if you are at a backyard bbq, if you are at your community pool, if you are at an outdoor wedding, especially if you are vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask," explained Gov. Beshear.
The governor mentioned, he will be enjoying that change during his son's baseball games.
The change comes ahead of what Gov. Beshear promises to be a larger adjustment to restrictions once Kentucky reaches 2.5 million vaccinations.
As of Monday, the Bluegrass needed about 775,000 additional immunizations to meet that goal. However, the pace of vaccinations has slowed in the state; likely pushing that goal to the end of June.
Gov. Beshear was asked during the press conference if he would consider making changes before reaching that goal because of the slower pace. He said, he may consider a more measured reduction to restrictions but has no concrete plans to do that, at this time.