Healthy at Home & Work

Mayor Gorton has released the Lexington Blueprint for Economic Recovery. This document was compiled using data from discussions among 132 community members, representing the city's major economic sectors. Together, they put together a total of 330 recommendations for reopening the economy. Read Lexington Blueprint for Economic Recovery online.

You can find Lexington's Restaurant and Retail Temporary Relief Program here.

Additionally, Governor Beshear released the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund, which assists in paying rent for those affected by COVID-19. Learn more.

See detailed plans from Governor Beshear for different industries on guidelines and restrictions for reopening below. These guidelines, as well as much more information, can be found on the Commonwealth's Healthy at Work webpage.

On April 17, Governor Andy Beshear released the benchmarks to reopening our state's economy. These are based on the guidelines released in the federal government's Opening Up America Again plan.

Phased Guidelines

Reopening May 9 (Executive Order)

Reopening May 11 (Executive Order)

Reopening May 18 (Executive Order)

Reopening May 20 (Executive Order)

Reopening May 22 (Executive Order)

Reopening May 25 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 1 (Executive Order)

Reopening June 8 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 10 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 11 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 15 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 18


Reopening June 20


Reopening June 22


Reopening June 25 (Executive Order)


Reopening June 29 (Executive Order)


Reopening July 1


Effective July 10


Effective July 20

  • Reduction of Social Gatherings to no more than 10
  • Recommendation of a 14 Day Self-Quarantine for travelers who went to any states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15 percent (states updated as advisory changes)
    • Florida
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
    • South Dakota
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming


Effective July 27


Effective August 10 (Executive Order)