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4/30/2020- Governor Beshear outlines phase one businesses reopening

In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are now 4,539 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of these cases, 185 were newly confirmed. It is believed that 1,668 people have recovered from the virus, however there were ten new deaths reported on wednesday, bringing the state’s total to two hundred and thirty five. Governor Beshear elaborated last night on the first phase of business reopening in Kentucky, taking place on May 11th,  which will reopen manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services at 50% of pre outbreak capacity, horse racing without spectators, and pet grooming and boarding. The Governor says this businesses were chosen because of working partnerships to make them safe, and because they will see the least in person contact. The second phase, which will take place on May 20th, will see retail and houses of worship at a reduced capacity open back up. These are tentative dates, and subject to change should a second spike present itself. Governor Beshear noted that this cannot be business as usual, and these industries are required to follow the ten rules to reopening, along with industry specific requirements. 

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