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Louisville health officials plan to monitor bars for COVID-19 safety over holiday weekend

The department said they are working closely with food and hospitality employees to make sure guidelines are being followed and employees are wearing masks.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There will be extra eyes on Louisville over the holiday weekend as the Department of Health plans to monitor local bars to make sure COVID-19 safety guidelines are being followed.

On Monday, restaurants and bars in Kentucky could expand their capacity to 50%, leaving enough room for patrons to keep a 6ft distance from each other.

The department said they are working closely with food and hospitality employees to make sure guidelines are being followed and employees are wearing masks.

Bars not following guidelines properly will be issued a warning, and if corrective measures aren’t taken, the bar could be shut down and fined.

Bars found to be completely ignoring guidelines will be shut down without a warning.

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