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Healthy at Work Requirements Healthy at Work is a phased approach to reopen Kentucky’s economy. It is based on criteria set by public health experts and advice from industry experts. Each phase will be rolled out in steps to ensure the Commonwealth’s citizens can safely return to work. Each entity reopening must meet certain Minimum…

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Beshear details when restaurants, childcare, gyms, and more will be able to reopen in Kentucky Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line The next phase of reopening Kentucky businesses will span from May 22 through June 15 and include things like restaurants at limited capacity, movie theaters and gyms, campgrounds, and childcare. On Thursday, Kentucky Gov.…

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Beshear releases detailed business reopening requirements, talks partnership with Kentucky Chamber to supply necessities Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line The Beshear administration has released the guidelines for each sector that has been named in the May 11 date for Phase 1 of reopening including non-essential manufacturing, construction, dealerships, office-based businesses at 50 percent capacity,…

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Non-essential manufacturing, car dealers, dog groomers, and professional services will be the first Kentucky industries to reopen Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday the first phase of industry reopening in the state will start on May 11 with non-essential manufacturing, car dealerships, dog grooming and boarding, construction, professional services…

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Gov. Beshear and Secretary of State Adams agree to change voting procedures for primary elections Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Kentucky’s primary elections will see new voting procedures after Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams reached an agreement to ensure the safety of Kentuckians when voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

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Kentucky economist says extreme public health measures, while necessary, leading to dire financial consequences Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line The economic contraction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the policies to help mitigate it is the most extreme we have seen in recent history. As part of the Kentucky Chamber’s “Restart Kentucky” initiative, Kentucky…

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U.S. Senate passes new relief bill for small businesses Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line The U.S. Senate passed a bill providing nearly $500 billion in aid for small businesses and hospitals overwhelmed with seriously ill patients on Tuesday after an agreement was reached by Congress and the White House. According to The Hill, the…

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Beshear tells Kentuckians to not travel outside Kentucky unless absolutely necessary with new executive order Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Following another increase in cases in the coronavirus in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new executive order telling Kentuckians to not leave the state unless absolutely necessary. Beshear’s announcement comes after a growth…

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Congress Passes CARES Act Congress passed the CARES Act late last week that provides $350 billion in loans for small businesses with less than 500 employees, referred to as the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a different program than the SBA’s disaster loans previously authorized. Local lenders will…

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House passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief package After heavy negotiating throughout the past week, the House approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Friday, sending the largest emergency aid bill in U.S. history to President Trump. The President is expected to sign the bill, which aims to provide financial relief to businesses…

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