Governor Beshear Shares 10 Rules To Reopening As Businesses Plan To Restart

These '10 rules to reopen' follow the Health at Work initiative.

(Frankfort, Ind.) – With Kentucky making moves to reopen the economy, Governor Andy Beshear announced a new set of guidelines that will assist businesses to safely open their doors.

On Tuesday, Gov. Beshear revealed a 10-point plan that will guide these businesses as they plan for a gradual reopening while keeping workers and customers safe. These guidelines apply to most employers.

“There are things that are similar to all businesses. These are things that are in the White House’s plan for reopening. And just like we talk about 10 steps for defeating the coronavirus, I want to talk about 10 steps for Healthy at Work,” Gov. Beshear said.

This week, the Bluegrass State began the phased reopening of health care service as the first step under the Healthy at Work initiative. This initiative lays out public health benchmarks for reopening Kentucky’s economy. 

These 10 rules to reopen a business under the Healthy at Work plan are:

  • Continue telework where possible
  • Phased return to work
  • Onsite temperature/health checks
  • Universal masks and other necessary PPE
  • Close common areas
  • Enforce social distancing
  • Limit face-to-face meetings
  • Sanitizer/hand wash stations
  • Special accommodations
  • Testing plan

Read more from the governor and his administration at and Governor Beshear’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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