FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — As Kentucky continues to reopen, the state is urging caution by asking people to stay vigilant and safe.
With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, it's more important than ever as people gather to celebrate the meaningful holiday.
This weekend, Governor Andy Beshear says our ability to practice social distancing wear masks and stay safe is being put to the test.
In his press conference Friday, Beshear urged people to be responsible this weekend as behaviors could set the tone for the future.
"So much of how this recovery goes, how we're able to be healthy at work, how we're able to keep cases down depends on how we're able to do this weekend and every weekend thereafter," said Beshear.
The governor urges folks to follow the recommendations we've heard all along. The recent permission to gather together in small groups is raising the stakes.
"As you get together and you celebrate each other and you celebrate the chance to join in groups of 10 or less, please use masks, space with 6 feet, and the hand hygiene, surface cleaning, all of those things matter a great deal," said Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky Public Health Commissioner.
Further testing our ability to keep coronavirus cases down is the reopening of more businesses. Starting May 25, Memorial Day, hair salons, massage therapy, nail salons, tanning salons and tattoo parlors can officially open.