Gov. Beshear: Some businesses can open at larger capacity

Gov. Beshear: Some businesses can open at larger capacity
The positivity rate in Kentucky was 4.84 percent. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing on Kentucky’s response to COVID-19 at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 1.

Gov. Andy Beshear - Media Briefing 3.01.2021

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Monday, March 1, 2021

Beshear announced 18 industries can increase capacity to 60 percent as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases on Monday.

The following businesses can now increase capacity to 60 percent:

  • Indoor auctions
  • Barbershops/cosmetology/hair salons
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor educational and cultural activities
  • Fitness centers
  • Funeral and memorial services
  • Government offices/agencies
  • Massage therapy
  • Movie theaters
  • Nail salons
  • Office-based businesses
  • Places of worship (recommendation)
  • Retail
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Vehicle and vessel dealerships
  • Venues and event spaces

The governor said he intends to increase child care capacity to regular group size on March 15 if positive trends continue.

Kentucky cases

The Kentucky Department of Public Health reported 409 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on March 1.

There have been 405,126 positive cases of COVID-19 and 4,652 total deaths.

The department also reported a total of 47,592 recoveries.

The positivity rate in Kentucky was 4.84 percent.

There are 719 people in the hospital.

Of those, 180 are on the ICU and 82 are on a ventilator.

Currently, a total of 4,512,878 tests for the virus have been conducted in the state.

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