Beshear Says Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open Later
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - After receiving requests from the restaurant industry, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that bars and restaurants will now be allowed to have their last call at 11 p.m. and close at midnight, an hour later than under the previous guidance.

"That was a specific request from those in the restaurant industry. We thought it was reasonable," the governor said.

"But again let's make sure that whether you're in that industry or another industry, with rules and regulations that you are trying to do it right and are not trying to find a way to get around it. That not only hurts you and your facility and the people that come to it, but it hurts everybody around as well."

Beshear announced 745 new cases of the virus in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 58,000. He noted that ninety-five of the new cases were from children ages 18 and younger.

Additionally, Beshear announced nine new deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 1,074.

Kentucky's positivity rate currently stands at 3.97 percent.

You can see Beshear's full update below.


Published 04:24 PM, Tuesday Sep. 15, 2020
Updated 04:51 PM, Wednesday Sep. 16, 2020



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