Kentucky Bars to Shut Down for Two Weeks

Frankfort, KY. (AP) - Kentucky’s governor has ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service. He also recommended Monday that school districts wait until late August to resume in-person classes in a new round of actions to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear stressed that his actions follow recommendations from Republican President Donald Trump’s administration to try to reverse escalating virus cases. Beshear ordered that bars close for two weeks, starting Tuesday. He says restaurants will be told to limit indoor capacity to 25%, though restaurants with outdoor seating will be able to seat at 100% capacity as long as patrons are distanced from each other.