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Restaurants, bars can provide indoor services at 50% capacity starting Monday

December 10, 2020 | 6:12 pm

Updated December 10, 2020 | 6:12 pm

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Starting Monday, restaurants and bars in Kentucky can reopen indoor dining and service at 50% capacity, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.

Service must stop at 11 p.m. and the establishments must close no later than 12 a.m., reflecting the same curfews in place before the latest executive order. Masks will still be required except when actively drinking or eating.

Beshear reported the state’s highest-ever number of new COVID-19 cases Thursday with 4,324. However, the state’s positivity rate declined for the seventh straight day, dropping to 9.13%.

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The order to close indoor dining came Nov. 20 and will expire Sunday at midnight. Temporary restrictions on other entities will also be lifted. 

Gyms and fitness centers, as well as venues, event spaces and theaters can reopen at 50% capacity Monday. Masks must still be worn at all times while indoors.

The recommendations for social gatherings remain in place. Indoor social gatherings are recommended to have no more than eight people from a maximum of two households, while there is no limit on outdoor social gatherings.

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December 10, 2020 | 6:12 pm

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