Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered the state’s bars and restaurant dining rooms to close in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This order will take effect by 5p.m. on Monday, March 16, Beshear announced Monday. Carryout and delivery food orders can be continued,
“It’s not lost on me that most of these are small businesses,” Beshear said. “There are people who have spent swear equity and maybe even life savings to open your business, I realize the impact it’s going to have but we have to take the steps necessary to protect our people.”
Beshear’s announcement comes one day after the governors of Ohio and Illinois decided to temporarily close down their state’s respective bars and restaurants.
“I’m not going to be the governor who acted two weeks too late,” Beshear said at the time.