stores closed

KENTUCKY -- Governor Andy Beshear has ordered all non-essential businesses to close their doors by 8 p.m. Monday.

The closures are to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Businesses that will stay open are:

  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty food stores
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores
  • Banks and other financial services
  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Gas stations and convenience stores
  • Pet and pet supplies stores
  • Automotive stores
  • Car rental businesses
  • Hardware stores

Businesses that will be closed are:

  • Car dealership showrooms (NOTE: Dealers can provide repair, parts and services, but showrooms must close. Dealers can also continue to sell online if there is no personal contact and purchased vehicles are delivered to the buyer's home.)
  • Furniture stores
  • Electronic and appliance stores
  • Beauty stores
  • Optical goods stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Shoe stores
  • Jewelry stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Book stores
  • Hobby stores
  • Department stores
  • Florists
  • Office supplies stores
  • Used merchandise stores

The governor's full list:

You can see the governor's order by clicking here.

Note: This story was originally published on March 23. It has been updated with more information.