The Owensboro Convention Center is now requiring all guests to wear a mask/facial covering while inside the building.
Management at the convention center says it's implementing the mask rule due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area and due to Daviess County's current Red Zone status on Kentucky's COVID-19 Incidence Rate Map.
The Owensboro Convention Center's staff members will also continue to sanitize high-traffic areas and that mobile sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the building.
During the last local COVID-19 report in western Kentucky, Daviess County alone saw over 200 new positive cases of the virus.
Officials at the convention center say that if things improve over the next few weeks, the mask policy could be removed.