Gov. Beshear New Restrictions begin Today at 5

COVINGTON, Ky. – This week Gov. Andy Beshear announced new statewide restrictions on Wednesday to slow the surge of COVID-19 cases. (read the full release HERE

The new restrictions for restaurants; bars; social gatherings; indoor fitness and recreation centers; venues and theaters; and professional services are effective at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
Here’s what you need to know;
  • Restaurants, Bars –
    • No indoor food or beverage consumption
    • Carryout and delivery is encouraged
    • Socially distanced outdoor seating still allowed
  • Social Gatherings–
    • Up to eight people from a maximum of two households
  • Gyms, fitness centers, pools, other indoor recreation facilities –
    • 33% capacity limit
    • masks must be worn while exercising
    • No group classes, team practices or competitions
  • Venues, event spaces and theaters –
    • Each room is limited to 25 people. This applies to indoor weddings and funerals, but excludes in-person worship services, Governor will provide more recommendations.
  • Professional services –
    • Office-based businesses limited to 33% of employees
    • All employees who are able to work from home must do so
    • All businesses that can close to the public must do so
  • Schools –
    • All public and private schools (K -12) to cease in-person instruction:
      • Middle and high schools will remain in remote or virtual instruction until at least Jan. 4, 2021.
      • Elementary schools may reopen for in-person instruction Dec. 7 if their county is not in the red zone and the school follows all Healthy at School guidance.
The City of Covington today announced the closure of the City Hall lobby in response to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, effective November 23.
In support of the Governor’s actions, City Manager David Johnston:
  • Ordered that the lobby of the city building at 20 W. Pike St. be closed to the public starting Monday.
  • Directed City staff to continue to limit face-to-face meetings and instead do business via phone, email, and web-based meetings.
City Hall
The closing of the lobby to City Hall will be in place for the immediate future.
  • Payment for bills, fees, and fines can be placed in the after-hours drop box on the side of the building. Payment can also be made by mail, phone, and online, as described HERE
  • Questions can be directed to or (859) 292-2160.
“We are still open for business,” Johnston stressed. “The only real change is that people should use the phone and email, rather than dropping by in person.”
The City urged residents to rely on trusted sources for updated information about COVID-19 and its public impact:
  • The Northern Kentucky Health Department, HERE.
  • The Commonwealth of Kentucky, HERE, with a hotline (800) 722-5725.
  • And the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HERE.

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