Beshear Announces New Restrictions: Family Gatherings Limited, In-Person Restaurant Dining Suspended
Darren Doyle, story:
Governor Andy Beshear announced some of his most serious restrictions today since early in the pandemic in his daily press briefing in Frankfort. The new executive orders covered the following:
Beshear's office also announced $40 million in relief funds to qualifying restaurants and bars. Each venue that qualifies could receive up to $10K each, as long as less than 50% of sales are not drive thru, they are not publicly traded companies, and they will certify they are in compliance with all other restrictions.
Applications are scheduled to open Nov. 30 and close Dec. 18. and will be processed in the order they are received, and funds will be awarded until they are exhausted. Additional details on where to apply will be announced later.
Beshear also said that none of these decisions were easy.
"I can tell you, none of them are gonna be popular. "But now's the time we make the decision whether we're going to let our fellow Kentuckians become sick and more of them die, or we're gonna take a stand against the third wave of this virus. These restrictions are necessary now. And for activities I haven't listed, please follow the current guidance and others found at the Healthy at Work website."
Active cases rose again in Edmonson County for the third straight day, going from 84 yesterday to 92 today, according to data from the Barren River District Health Department. The county's incidence rate is now at 91.7.
There are 107 out of 120 KY counties are considered in the red zone.
Earlier today, the KHSAA announced the delay of the 2020-2021 high school basketball season until January 4th.