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Beshear issues restrictions for restaurants, others; all schools to go virtual; 2,753 cases, 15 deaths

Following a record 33 deaths Tuesday and another 15 Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open. He also reported 2,753 new cases on Wednesday. With more than 250,000 American lives, including those of more than 1,700 Kentuckians, lost to the virus, Gov. Beshear is joining state...

Gov. Beshear outlines schedule and requirements for the reopening of various businesses starting May 22

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear gave a tentative timetable on when restaurants, gyms, campgrounds and childcare centers may reopen, due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of positive cases rose above 6,000. To start Healthy at Work phase 2, restaurants will be able to reopen to limited inside capacity on May 22. “That’s 33 percent, plus they can do unlimited outdoor seating...