Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order Wednesday that will limit in-store shopping to one person per household, with exceptions for dependents.
The order applies to all life-sustaining businesses that remain open, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.
“This helps us a lot of ways,” said La Tasha Buckner, Beshear’s chief of staff. “It’s going to help you and the business practice better social distancing if there are less people in there. It’s also going to help your family stay safer because you have less people going into the stores and potentially becoming exposed.”
The exceptions include people who cannot remain home unsupervised, including minors or adults who have physical and mental impairments.
“We’re also asking that these businesses who are fortunate enough to stay open still, use common sense and good judgement in helping us enforce this order,” Buckner said.
The executive order also prohibits any door-to-door solicitation and fundraising, and it allows pharmacists to renew 30-day prescriptions via telehealth.
“This is just a way to keep everybody healthy and to make sure we’re getting everybody what they need without exposing them unnecessarily to the coronavirus,” Beshear said.
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