FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Retail Federation issued the following statement Friday regarding the state reopening:
The Kentucky Retail Federation commends Gov. Beshear’s continued leadership amid the COVID-19 outbreak and looks forward to being part of the discussion that guides the reopening of Kentucky’s economy. In response, KRF will be surveying its members and developing a collective plan to fully restart the retail industry.
“Many members of the Kentucky Retail Federation, namely grocery, convenience and home improvement stores and pharmacies, have continued to operate amid the pandemic, while others have had to shut their doors. All are unified in their commitment to safely restarting our economy when the time is right, and all bring a valuable perspective to the discussion around reopening Kentucky’s economy,” said Tod Griffin, KRF president. “In particular, businesses that have remained open should have a voice in the process, as they have already learned many lessons over the last several weeks. Their input will be critical as public officials and health experts discuss the safest and most responsible path forward.”
“Kentucky’s retail community constitutes the largest employment category in the state, representing more than 500,000 jobs in all 120 counties. Their voices are critical to Kentucky’s future, and we look forward to offering their input to the Beshear administration on getting the commonwealth back to work.”
The Kentucky Retail Federation is the “Voice of Retailing” throughout the commonwealth, representing retailers of all types and sizes since 1939.