Gov. Beshear holds last regular COVID-19 briefing; Kentucky full reopens

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 11:41 AM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - The commonwealth fully reopened and Governor Andy Beshear held his last regular COVID-19 briefing on Friday, June 11.

Gov.Andy Beshear - Covid-19 Media Briefing 6.11.2021

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Friday, June 11, 2021

Kentucky fully reopened on Friday.

“Today, we are lifting the final restrictions put in place to keep our people safe during this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic,” said Gov. Beshear. “COVID-19 remains deadly. Our war against it is not yet won. But after more than 15 months of struggle and sacrifice, we can also say this: While COVID-19 remains a threat, we are no longer in crisis.”

Capacity limits were lifted along with the state’s mask mandate.

However, there were some limitations in lifting the mask mandate. Face coverings will be required in high-risk areas such as in hospitals and places with individuals who are high risk.

Governor Beshear said the reopening date was set for June to allow children 12 years and older a chance to be fully vaccinated.

As of Friday, 2,106,464 Kentuckians received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Illinois also fully reopened on Friday.

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