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Monday, May 10, 2021

Bar and Restaurant curfews will be ended in Kentucky and bar seating can return on May 28

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On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 80% of Kentuckians 65 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. To date, 1,875,554 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

“No matter where you are in the commonwealth, you could get vaccinated tomorrow with a very short drive,” said Gov. Beshear. “We need people to keep getting vaccinated. It’s proven to be incredibly safe and effective.”

Gov. Beshear said 852 out of 857 (99.42%) of all Kentuckians who died due to COVID-19 on or after Feb. 1, 2021, were unvaccinated.

The Governor also announced that on May 28, the state will lift the curfew on restaurants and bars and will allow bar seating.

Gov. Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, reminded Kentuckians that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds this week.

Dr. Stack said on’s Desktop Dashboard, Kentuckians can now see positivity rates by county.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

People vaccinated in Kentucky (have received at least one dose): 1,875,554

New cases today: 167
Positivity rate: 3.25%

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