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Kentucky updates COVID-19 requirements for businesses, events

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(WSIL) -- On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, updated Kentuckians on the state’s Healthy at Work requirements.

The Healthy at Work minimum requirements list has been simplified and now applies to all businesses. The major change would raise the capacity limits in certain businesses to help make some of the capacity restrictions easier.

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The minimum requirements list includes specifications for:

  • Physical distancing;
  • Facial coverings;
  • Hand washing and sanitizing;
  • Ventilation;
  • Telework;
  • Common areas; and
  • Daily temperature/health checks.

Events with 1,000 or fewer people in a single space are limited to 60% capacity, or the maximum number of people that allows for physical distancing.

Events with more than 1,000 people in a single space are limited to 50% capacity, or the maximum number of people that allows for physical distancing.

Only a few types of businesses still have supplemental Healthy at Work requirements: health care facilitieswedding, funeral or memorial service venuesrestaurants and barspools and bathing facilities; and gyms, sports and exercise activities.

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