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Beshear issues executive order closing all non life-sustaining businesses

Posted: 12:06 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 12:20:32-04
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(LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order that closed all businesses except those that are 'life-sustaining.'

The governor declared that all non life-sustaining businesses should be closed by Thursday, Mar. 26 at 8 p.m. That includes businesses such as professional service offices like real estate agencies and attorney offices. Essential businesses, such as grocers and pharmacies will remain open. The order encouraged essential employers to take precautions to protect their staff.

Most businesses that weren't deemed essential had already closed. The order was an expansion of previous closures.

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LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.