May 11, 2020 10:20am
(UPDATED): Kentucky releases new business reopening requirements
UPDATE: On May 10, Kentucky released revised minimum requirements for businesses to follow, starting on May 11.
Kentucky has released new requirements for businesses reopenings throughout the Commonwealth. The requirements include minimum requirements that are applicable to all businesses as well as new minimum requirements for specific industries. The requirements go into effect on May 11, when several industries are scheduled to reopen in Kentucky. Businesses that have closed due to the pandemic must adhere to the requirements in order to reopen. Essential businesses that have remained open throughout the pandemic will also be subject to the new requirements and have until May 11 to be in compliance.
- Closed Businesses Reopening. Each business must meet these minimum requirements before they can reopen. If any business in a sector being reopened cannot comply with the minimum requirements, they must wait to reopen until they are able to do so or until some or all of these restrictions are lifted.
- Businesses That Have Remained Open. For those businesses that have been deemed life-sustaining and remained operating, they will be expected to meet the minimum requirements no later than May 11, 2020.
Below are the additional requirements for industries that are scheduled to reopen on May 11.
- Horse Racing (No Fans)
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- Office-Based Businesses (50%)
- Pet Grooming / Boarding
- Vehicle or Vessel Dealerships
Read more about Kentucky’s Healthy at Work initiative.