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Gov. Beshear outlines plans to wear masks in public

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 16:45:44-04

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.