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In a news briefing Sunday evening, Governor Andy Beshear ordered all non-essential retail businesses in the state of Kentucky closed as of 8 p.m. Monday.
He listed grocery stores, home-improvement stores and liquor stores as examples of businesses that would remain open.
To clarify our order closing certain retail to in-store activity as of 8 p.m. tonight due to #COVID19 it will not close hardware or cell phone/cell phone repair stores BUT those stores must enforce social distancing per the CDC. For more information visit https://t.co/7zWLjKzgpy
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) March 23, 2020
Beshear said there are now 103 cases of Kentucky residents infected with COVID-19. That number is up from the 87 Beshear reported on Saturday.
There have been three confirmed deaths due to the coronavirus in the state of Kentucky.
Beshear reinforced the idea that restaurants offering curbside pickup and delivery options would be allowed to continue doing so.
On Tuesday, March 17, Beshear closed adult daycares and criticized those who were not complying with social distancing mandates.