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'Hands, face, space' | Kentucky governor urges safety over Memorial Day weekend

Governor Beshear continued to use the phrase “hands, face, space” as a reminder to keep practicing the main safety guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Memorial Day weekend is here, and with it have come many reopenings in Kentucky and new guidance for gathering with family and friends.

In the week leading up to the holiday weekend, retail businesses and restaurants across the state have been able to reopen at limited capacity, and groups of 10 or fewer can now congregate.

While many may find the return to some normalcy exciting, Governor Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, the public health commissioner, reminded Kentuckians that the threat of coronavirus is still very real. On Friday, Dr. Stack said the situation becomes dangerous when people get complacent.

During the week, the governor continued to use the phrase “hands, face, space” as a reminder to keep practicing the main safety guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 –washing hands, wearing a face mask, and maintaining 6 feet of space between individuals. Some additional guidance for the holiday included gathering outside when possible and not sharing plates or utensils.

“I am urging Kentuckians to please be safe this weekend,” Gov. Beshear said. “As we recover, we are depending on Kentuckians to take the steps necessary to protect one another this weekend and every day and weekend moving forward.”

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