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Some businesses allowed to increase capacity to 60% on Friday

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Friday, 18 industries can increase capacity to 60% as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.

“This capacity increase is an initial step where we will watch and see to ensure we don’t see a corresponding increase in cases,” the governor said.

The following businesses can now increase capacity to 60%:

  • Indoor auctions
  • Barbershops/cosmetology/hair salons
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor educational and cultural activities
  • Fitness centers
  • Funeral and memorial services
  • Government offices/agencies
  • Massage therapy
  • Movie theaters
  • Nail salons
  • Office-based businesses
  • Places of worship (recommendation)
  • Retail
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Vehicle and vessel dealerships
  • Venues and event spaces

The governor said he intends to increase child care capacity to regular group size on March 15 if positive trends continue.

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