Beshear Will 'Likely' Extend Statewide Mask Mandate

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Tuesday said he's likely to extend his statewide mask mandate upon its expiration.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 4:42 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2020 4:55 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's Executive Order mandating masks throughout the Bluegrass State went into effect on July 10, and was set to expire after a 30-day period.

On Tuesday during his live COVID-19 update, the Kentucky governor said he's likely to extend the mandate.

"We are likely to have to extend the facial covering mandate," said Beshear on Tuesday. "Every public health official right now is saying with what's going on in the country, this is the number one way that we can be able to get back to our old normal."

Beshear said that his statewide mask mandate was a necessity in reversing the additional steps in the state's fight against COVID-19 that were announced on Monday.

"If we're going to be able to increase our capacity at restaurants, if we're going to be able to take a run at opening bars again - facial coverings is going to be absolutely necessary," Gov. Beshear stated.

According to Beshear, the four COVID-19 restrictions most recently implemented in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are deemed by the White House and other public health experts to "have the maximum impact."

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