FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to begin re-opening Kentucky's economy starting May 11. There's a major condition: people will need to wear masks when out in public.
Gov. Beshear says people won't be cited if they refuse to wear a mask, but a business can refuse to serve them.
The businesses who don't provide masks to employees could be temporarily shut down.
This is part of Governor Beshear's multi-phase plan to re-open the state.
Governor Beshear says if there is a surge in coronavirus cases as the phases roll out, they will be rolled back.
The governor says they will try to provide opportunities to pick up masks and also provides a link on the state's COVID-19 website for instructions of how to make your own mask.