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Injunction filed by AG Cameron could change how businesses are run

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 17, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An injunction filed by Attorney General Daniel Cameron could change how several businesses are run.

If the injunction goes through, restaurants could be able to seat people three-feet apart back-to-back instead of six, and daycares could go from having 15 kids in a classroom instead of 10.

LEX 18 spoke to Marie Phillips, the owner of Elna's Angel's Daycare, who says even if the mandate is reversed, she's going to stick to the Governor's original order of 10 kids per classroom.

"We feel like we need to do this to keep everyone safe, you know, and I think a lot of us are nervous because the number of children {getting the coronavirus} is rising every day," said Phillips. "How's that going to help us if we don't have these rules and regulations?"

Phillips acknowledges the loss of money she has suffered due to the reduced number but says her kid's safety is far more important than any paycheck.

"I get it, daycare centers need to make money," said Phillips. "I get that but at what cost? You cannot replace my children for an enrollment fee, their life is worth more than 145 dollars a week."

Currently, the injunction is on hold until more information is gathered.