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Beshear Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions To Limit Virus Spread

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Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced new restrictions to scale back COVID-19 spread in Kentucky. Beshear said the new restrictions go into effect at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 20 and last until noon Dec. 13.

These restrictions, in brief, include:

? Limiting private indoor gatherings to two households of immediate family members; gatherings should not exceed eight people
? Limiting event attendance at venue spaces to 25 people per room; applies to events such as weddings and funerals, but not in-person worship services
? Bars and restaurants must cease indoor service; curbside, takeout and outdoor service with social distancing and mask-wearing may continue
? Businesses such as gyms, pools and bowling alleys must scale back to 33% occupancy; group classes at gyms and fitness centers are prohibited
? Professional services and office-based businesses should have all employees able to work from home
? Businesses should close to the public, if possible
? Businesses that are open should maintain 33% of employees at most in their facility at one time
? All public and private K-12 schools must switch to remote instruction beginning Nov. 23 until Jan. 4; Elementary schools not in red-zones and that follow Health at School guidance may reopen Dec. 7.
? All fall sports and their practices are postponed until past Dec. 13.

This article will be updated.

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