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Non-essential retail businesses to close by 8 p.m. Monday

Posted at 5:54 AM, Mar 23, 2020

(LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday that all non-essential businesses must be closed by 8 p.m. Monday.

So what does that mean exactly? The order excludes businesses such as grocery stores, pet supply stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, box stores and gas stations..and liquor stores. It does not include restaurants that do not have curb-side takeout or delivery, car dealerships, or retail/clothing stores.

The closures come in the aftermath of other orders shutting down schools, church services and large gatherings.

Here’s the list of which retail businesses must close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday and which are exempt.

— Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) March 23, 2020