Many industries in Kentucky can increase capacity to 60%

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-At the start of the week, an announcement was made that COVID-19 related restrictions are being loosened, which is good news for local business owners.

This update comes as the commonwealth reported the seventh straight week of declining Covid-19 cases. Local business owner Patrick Folker from the Bike Rack Bistro said this capacity increase signals a step in the right direction, and he would love to see even more of an increase when it’s safe.

Folker also mentioned that it’s not just the capacity increase, but the warmer weather and incoming spring season will also be positive factors.

The following businesses can now increase capacity to 60%:

  • Indoor auctions
  • Barbershops/cosmetology/hair salons
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Bowling alleys
  • Indoor educational and cultural activities
  • Fitness centers
  • Funeral and memorial services
  • Government offices/agencies
  • Massage therapy
  • Movie theaters
  • Nail salons
  • Office-based businesses
  • Places of worship (recommendation)
  • Retail
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Vehicle and vessel dealerships
  • Venues and event spaces