Lexington Herald-Leader: Beshear: All employees, visitors again required to wear masks in KY state offices


All Kentucky state employees, including those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are once again required to wear masks while working indoors, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday.

Additionally, anyone who visits a state building, regardless of their coronavirus vaccination status, must don a mask when inside. The shift in guidance is “to protect [employees] and those they interact with,” Beshear said in a brief video update.

The new requirement, which goes into effect Thursday, came on the heels of a shift in guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which on Tuesday said everyone in the United States, including fully-vaccinated people, should resume wearing masks in public indoor settings in parts of the country where spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant is considered dangerously “high” or “substantial.”

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