Information for Businesses Reopening



Information for Businesses Reopening

As we continue to face the impact of COVID-19, we want to help you make the best choices as you begin to reopen your store, restaurant or office. There are many factors to consider and this is a great tool to help you make the right choices for yourself, your employees and your customers: Workplace Decision Tool

Though some industries have certain requirements, this is what the state is requiring for all business types:

  • Enforce Social Distancing (six feet or more)

  • Universal masking

  • Provide Adequate Hand Sanitizer and Encourage Hand Washing

  • Ensure Proper Sanitation

  • Conduct Daily Temperature/Health checks

To see the timeline for reopening businesses in Kentucky and also to see more guidelines for each business type, read more here.

Signs for Your Store/Business: 

Download these signs to hang at the front of your store or business to encourage self-monitoring and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Food Service Industry Guidelines and Resources: 

If you own a restaurant or work in the food service industry, there are many guidelines to follow from the state and also the FDA. 

Restaurants are starting with a 33% capacity rule. As much as possible, we encourage you to do business via the phone or internet. Keep in-house party sizes down to ten people or less. On top of following the minimum requirements we mentioned earlier, be sure to also read and follow all of Kentucky’s guidelines for restaurants here. 

The FDA has many resources for you as you reopen and work to remain open. You can see all of their articles and fact sheets here. Here are a few top articles to check out: 

Do you have more questions or concerns for your business’s reopening? We are here to help.


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