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Kentucky governor orders bars to close, reduce restaurant capacity for two weeks

Kentucky governor orders bars to close, reduce restaurant capacity for two weeks
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 17:09:13-04

Some bars will close for two weeks starting Tuesday under a new decision by Governor Andy Beshear's office.

Starting Tuesday at 5 p.m., freestanding bars will close and restaurants will be limited to 25% capacity indoors.

Outside seating can remain as long as social distancing measures are in place.

This will be in effect for two weeks, until August 11.

During the COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Beshear also recommended that schools across Kentucky should postpone in-person instruction until the third week in August.

WLEX's Jordan Mickle was first to report this story.