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Supreme Court: Gov. Beshear's orders stand

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 17:10:29-04

(LEX 18) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued a stay in the Scott and Boone County COVID-19 cases.

The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a stay despite Thursday night's ruling from a Circuit Court Judge in Northern Kentucky who said the orders were unconstitutional and no longer would be enforced.

"I'm not excited because that could be perceived as a win, I am relieved," Gov. Beshear said during his Friday press conference. "I'm relieved because I've sat up the past two nights, not sleeping, worried about how many people would die if we didn't have any types of rules in place."

The mask mandate, social distancing, and capacity limits in restaurants and daycare facilities remain in effect until the Supreme Court hears arguments.

To look at the order from the Supreme Court, click here.