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Beshear to end mask requirement inside government buildings as COVID cases continue to decline

Karyn Czar

Governor Andy Beshear announces more positive news during his weekly COVID press briefing on Monday and ends masking requirements inside Executive Branch Government buildings. More from WUKY’s Karyn Czar.

New COVID case numbers, hospitalizations and COVID patients needing a ventilator are all down. The shift, along with updated guidance released by the CDC last Friday prompted the Governor to lift mask requirements in state buildings beginning Tuesday.

But there are exceptions. Masks will still be required in state congregate care facilities. And there is also updated guidance for Kentucky schools that also aligns with the CDC.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and Governor Beshear both emphasized that it is still recommended that you wear a mask indoors when COVID infection rates are high. As of Monday, just over 50 of Kentucky’s 120 counties were still in the red.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.