Today Marks Start of Statewide Order Recommending Masks be Worn in Public Settings


As health officials work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Kentuckians have been urged to wear appropriate masks when going out in public. Now, an official order which reinforces this recommendation has taken effect.

The announcement was made by Governor Andy Beshear a couple weeks ago, in order to afford individuals enough time to obtain a mask.

While there are currently no plans to take legal action against anyone who is not wearing a mask in public, the order will allow places of business the option to refuse customers service if they are not wearing a mask in their establishment.

“While it’s going to seem strange and it’s probably uncomfortable I want us to know that this is just another small sacrifice to make sure that we keep each other safe,” Gov. Beshear said. “For the general public, I am asking, I am urging, if I have to I will plea, but no one is going to be fined or penalized at the end of the day this is your decision, but it is one that impacts the lives around you.”