Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging all Kentuckians to wear a face mask while in public starting May 11. The new directive is part of the state’s plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 as it slowly reopens parts of the economy.
Anyone visiting or working at a business that is open May 11, or has stayed open, will be asked to wear a face covering to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. All Kentuckians should also continue to practice safe social distancing when in public. While no one will be cited or arrested for not wearing a mask, businesses will have the ability to deny service to unmasked individuals.
Any face covering will do. Here are a few handy tips to make one yourself or find a Kentucky from a local maker.
Make a Bandana Mask
Fun Face Masks
A quick search on Etsy shows several Kentucky makers offerings fun face masks to ship to your door.
- Stitching by Lorraine (Shepherdsville, KY) has everything from University of Kentucky to Scooby Doo print masks.
- Mimi’s Boutique Shop (Maysville, KY) carries face masks with cute prints for horse lovers and more.
- Sew Cute by Katie (Louisville, KY) offers masks with the state of Kentucky and bold patterns.
- Red Brick Quilting (Brodhead, KY) is selling 100% cotton fact masks in a wide variety of colors and prints.
Why Face Masks Are Recommended
Read More on Face Masks
For more information from the Centers for Disease Control on wearing and making face coverings, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.