Beshear orders all 'public-facing' businesses must close by Wednesday

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 06:21:25-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday afternoon that he signed an executive ordering all "public-facing" businesses to close by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Specifically, Beshear mentioned that hair salons, nail salons, spas, concert venues, theaters and sporting facilities must close.

"There are some businesses that are exempt. That is because they are critical as we move forward," Beshear explained. "Providing food, food processing, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, feed mills, construction, trash collection, retail, grocery, consumer goods, home repair hardware, auto repair, pharmacy, medical facilities, bio-medical and healthcare, post offices, insurance, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics and pet stores, warehousing storage and distribution, public transportation, and hotel and commercial lodging can all remain open at this point, but you've got to follow the guidelines."

The executive order comes a day after Beshear signed an executive order to close all in-person traffic at restaurants and bars.