Updated 5/19/20: Dates and procedures for reopening Kentucky

Updated: May 24, 2020

Gov. Andy Beshear is working on reopening Kentucky businesses with restrictions. Here's what we know, of course everything is subject to change. It is highly recommended by the Kentucky Health Department to wear a mask while in public.

May 11-

Horse Racing 🏇


Construction 🚧

Car Dealerships 🚗

Pet Grooming🐩🐕

May 20-

Retail 🛍

May 22.-

Restaurants 🍽will be allowed to open for dine in services at 33% capacity. Restaurants may reopen with unlimited outdoor seating as long as there is enough room for social distancing

Governors advising us to be careful during Memorial Weekend.

For more information about social distancing at restaurants please visit this link

Groups of 10 people or fewer may gather👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦

Travel Ban expires✈️

May 25-



Groups of 10 or less

For more information on social distancing expectactions at salons, spas, barbershops and nail salons please visit this link

June 1-

Fitness Centers🏋🏻⛹🏽‍♂️🧘🏼‍♀️

Movie Theaters🎥

June 8th-

Museums 🗿

Outdoor Attractions 🎢🏕


Libraries 📚

Distilleries 🥃

June 11-


June 15-

Childcare 👩‍👧‍👦at significantly reduced capacity and will be monitored to ensure safety. There will be a very limited amount of children per class.

Youth Sports ⚽️🏀🏈⚾️🏐🎾will be limited to outdoor, low-touch activities

July 1-

Bars at this time no more than 50 people in a group, but may be updated later

Set to open in phase 3 of reopening Kentucky businesses is we do not have a tentative date for that for now.

🏫 The Kentucky Department of Education is looking at different options to help keep our students safe and learning. Options include:

*An early start, perhaps as early as late July

*A traditional start

*Late start, possibly after Labor Day.

Marty Pollio (JCPS Superintendent) is still considering when and how it will move forward and is planning for all the scenarios. Most likely the Kentucky Department of Education will announce any changes in June.

🎡The Kentucky State Fair is expected to make their official announcement regarding the status of the 2020 operations in June🎪

As of now Thunder Over Louisville🎆 is set for mid August and the Kentucky Derby 🐎has been rescheduled for September 5th.

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