We encourage all Kentuckians to remain Healthy at Home. However, this order only closes certain businesses that are not life-sustaining; it does not require Kentuckians to stay home. Kentuckians are encouraged to maintain social distancing – not congregating and keeping six feet between themselves and others – when outside of the home. This includes not spending more time than needed in businesses that remain open.
Life-sustaining businesses will remain open, including, but not limited to:
In addition, retail businesses that are not life-sustaining may provide local delivery or curbside pickup of online orders. Examples include, but are not limited to, clothing stores, furniture stores, electronics stores.
Businesses that must close physical premises include, but are not limited to:
Businesses that do not take all reasonable steps to ensure social distancing and good hygiene violate Governor Beshear’s Executive Orders. To report such businesses, call: 1-833-KYSafer.
Yes. Even if your business is allowed to remain open, your business must take all feasible steps to stop the spread of disease and follow all CDC guidelines, including, but not limited to:
If your business can allow employees to remain Healthy at Home, while continuing to provide life-sustaining goods or services, it must do so.
No. If your business or organization is in the list of exempt sectors, it may still operate. You do not need to obtain any specific authorization from the state to do so. If your business is clearly life-sustaining and you request authorization to operate anyway, you should not expect a response.
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