Commonwealth Policy Center

A return to normal life could be well in sight for Kentucky. Governor Beshear has announced that most COVID restrictions will be lifted if 2.5 million Kentuckians are vaccinated. That means the restrictions on social distancing in public would be lifted and there would be no curfew for bars and restaurants. But the mask mandate would temporarily stay in place until the UK variant of COVID-19 is under control. Beshear said, “Every single individual’s choices can get us closer to that normalcy we’ve been looking for.” There have been 1.5 million vaccinations given so far. And if many other Kentuckians sign up, it is estimated normality could return to the Commonwealth in as little as 3.5 weeks.