BIA COVID-19 Afternoon Update | 3/22/2020

Good Evening BIA Members,
At 5:00 pm today, Governor Beshear issued an Executive Order ordering all non-essential retail establishments to close.
Construction operations, banking, building material, garden equipment and supply centers are all considered essential and may remain open. Please note – you are required to practice social distancing, provide opportunities for employees to wash their hands, and post signage stating that no one should enter of they are sick.
Gov. Beshear announced that all in-person retail businesses that are not life sustaining will close effective Monday, March 23, 2020, at 8 p.m. The order is to protect the people of Kentucky from COVID-19 and is necessary to overcome the virus and save lives.
Life-sustaining retail businesses that will stay open include grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, hardware stores, gas stations and other businesses that provide staple goods. A full list of categories of life-sustaining, in-person retail businesses is attached to the order.
Entertainment, sporting goods, clothing, shoe, jewelry and furniture stores, florists, bookstores and auto dealers are among those business that will close. Nonessential retail businesses, while they cannot allow Kentuckians into stores, can still fill phone and online orders through curbside services or delivery.
Retail businesses that remain open must follow, to the fullest extent practicable, social distancing and hygiene guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health, which includes ensuring physical separation of employees and customers by at least six feet when possible; ensuring employees practice appropriate hygiene measures and ordering sick individuals to leave the premises. Failure to follow the order could subject a business to closure.
If you have a question or concern with a local government or other regulatory entity, please reach out to me via email at or call/text my mobile at 502 458 0032. I will do all I can to help you and keep your business moving forward.
As always, if you have questions, concerns, ideas, or you just want to talk contact me. We are here to help you.
Stay safe and healthy,
502 458 0032 – cell
Continue to check our BIA COVID-19 FAQ page on our website for a quick reference to some of your questions. We will continue to update this information:

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