Beshear Issues Executive Order Closing All Non Life-Sustaining Businesses

Mar 25, 2020

Governor Andy Beshear has released an Executive Order detailing additional steps to try and contain the spread of COVID-19.  During his daily press conference on Tuesday, Governor Beshear said the order for non-life sustaining businesses to close to in-person services would be expanded.  The order goes into effect at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Some retail businesses had already closed their doors.  Others were allowing people to shop online with curbside pickup.

During all of this, the governor has said it’s important that businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, laundromats, gun stores, and others remain open, although they should work to limit any kind of interactions between customers.

In addition to closing businesses to in-person traffic, the order also says evictions in the commonwealth are directed to cease until the State of Emergency has ended.