Kentuckians are required to wear face coverings under several circumstances for the next 30 days. Those environments include: while inside or waiting in line at a retail establishment, while waiting for or riding on public transportation, private car service or ride-sharing vehicles, and while in outdoor spaces where people cannot maintain six feet of social distance. Exemptions include children who are 5 or younger and any person with a disability, or a physical or mental impairment, that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering. Effective July 9th.
A 14-day self-quarantine is recommended for travelers who went to any of eight states – Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas – that were reporting a positive coronavirus testing rate equal to or greater than 15%. The advisory also included Mississippi, which was quickly approaching a positive testing rate of 15%, and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. Effective July 20th.
Group gatherings must be of 10 or less people. This does not apply to weddings, restaurants, retail and other public venues. Effective July 20th.
Face covering must be work in all public places where social distance cannot be maintained. This does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Effective July 7th.
Statewide social gatherings are limited to 25 individuals. All fairs, festivals and concerts have been postponed.