Gov. Beshear announces end to bar curfew

Kentucky

Bartender Kellie Mottiqua prepares drinks at Bridgetown Taphouse in Ambridge, Penn. Not willing to wait for more federal help, states have been moving ahead with their own coronavirus relief packages. In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, in February 2021, signed legislation using $145 million in reserves from a worker’s compensation fund for grants of up to $50,000 to owners of hard-hit bars, restaurants and hotels. The money is expected to be available next month. (Emily Matthews/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

FRANKFORT, Ky (WEHT) — Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday an end to the curfew on bars and restaurants May 28. He said bar seating would also be allowed once again.

Beshear had previously said on May 28, indoor and outdoor events with more than 1,000 people can be held at 60% capacity in Kentucky.  Beshear has pledged to lift capacity restrictions at businesses and venues once 2.5 million Kentuckians receive at least their first COVID shot.

Earlier this month, Beshear announced that a mask is no longer required at an outdoor event with fewer than 1,000 people attending, such as a school soccer game or backyard barbecue.

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