Kentucky’s reopening plan starts Monday

More businesses are set to open in Kentucky.

Phase one of the “Healthy at Work” plan begins on Monday. It’s the first step the Commonwealth is taking to reopen the economy.

A few weeks ago, Governor Andy Beshear announced his first phase, laying out who can head back to work and what guidelines they need to follow before opening their doors.

Here’s a list of places that can reopen in phase one.

  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Construction
  • Vehicle or Vessel Dealerships
  • Office-bases businesses at 50 percent capacity.
  • Pet Groomers
  • Photography
  • Horse Racing with no fans

The state’s website lists out what each of these businesses must do to reopen their doors. They must also continue following social distancing guidelines.

We spoke with the owner of Dapper Dog, a pet grooming service in Owensboro, about what they are doing to meet those requirements.

Some of the requirements are avoiding contact with the human client, removing the pet’s leash and collar, having online payment options, and of course, practicing social distancing.

Ashley Coomes, the owner of Dapper Dog, says she’s excited to get back to work. Her clients have already booked her up two weeks out.

However, she said they’ll still remain closed on weekends to give her staff a break.