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Gov. Beshear floats idea for 10:00 p.m. curfew for bars, restaurants

Posted at 10:23 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 10:28:47-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear said he will consider implementing some new restrictions if COVID-19 case reports continue at an upward trajectory in Kentucky.

The governor in his Wednesday news conference said he is looking at a possible 10 p.m. curfew that would likely apply to both bars and restaurants.

Last week, restaurants were ordered to reduce indoor capacity to 25%, and bars were shut down for a two-week period.

Despite floating the idea of a 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants, the governor said he is feeling more confident Kentucky is reaching a plateau in its COVID-19 case numbers.

"We hope certainly we are on pace to increase capacity at restaurants," Beshear said at the news conference Wednesday. "One thing we're going to do before that is communicate with the White House that made the recommendation and monitor just like we do where we are and how much of an impact they think that we have."