List released for ‘life-sustaining businesses’ that can remain open

March 25, 2020 | 12:20 pm

Updated March 25, 2020 | 6:17 pm

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday which “life-sustaining businesses” will be allowed to remain open under the latest executive order. All businesses not on the list must close to in-person traffic by 7 p.m. CST Thursday. 

Click here to see the full list of those businesses as outlined in detail by Beshear’s order.

Grocery stores, life-sustaining retail, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, housing maintenance/construction, mail-related services, laundry, transportation, vets and pet stores, professional services, hardware stores, charitable and social services organizations, hotels/motels, critical labor union functions and manufacturing/distribution/supply chains for critical products are among those that can remain open. 


Curbside pickup and delivery is still allowable for any business that is capable of doing so. Restaurants can continue to operate under their current restrictions.

Those businesses that can stay open must practice social distancing recommendations, and Beshear said all businesses should allow employees to work from home as much as possible. 

The order is in effect for the duration of Kentucky’s State of Emergency or until otherwise rescinded.


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March 25, 2020 | 12:20 pm

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