Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered all non-essential Kentucky retailers will shut down in-person traffic before 8 p.m. Monday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Retail businesses that are deemed non-essential by ordering can still provide local delivery and curbside service for orders online or over the phone.
Essential retail businesses that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic should follow, to the extent possible, the social distancing and hygiene guidelines provided by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kentucky Department for Public Health. This includes keeping employees and customers at least six feet apart, regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, enforcing regular hand washing, and ordering sick people to vacate the premises.
Here is the full list of retailers that can continue to operate normally and retailers that need to shut down traffic in person:
▪ Auto parts stores, repairs, accessories and tires
▪ Rental of cars, trucks and vans
▪ Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers
▪ Banks, credit unions, check cashing, wire transfers and other financial services
▪ Food and beverage stores, including grocery stores, supermarkets, specialty food stores, meat markets, fish and seafood markets, fruit and vegetable markets, and beer shops, of wine and spirits.
▪ Pharmacies and drugstores
▪ Gas stations and convenience stores
▪ General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters
▪ Animal and pet supply stores
▪ Firearms and ammunition stores
▪ Take-out, drive-through and delivery of food and drink
▪ Cell Phone Stores and Cell Phone Repair *
▪ Hardware stores *
▪ Car dealers
▪ Other motor vehicle dealers
▪ Furniture and home furnishings stores
▪ Electronics and appliance stores
▪ Cosmetics, beauty products and perfumes
▪ Optical stores
▪ Other health and personal care stores
▪ Clothing stores
▪ Shoe stores
▪ Jewelery, luggage and leather goods
▪ Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores
▪ Department stores
▪ Office supplies, stationery and gift stores
▪ Used merchandise stores
▪ All other miscellaneous retailers in store
* These were not included in Beshear’s order, but he later said on twitter that they should have been included.