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Friday, May 8, 2020

The Governor has provided several important dates for reopening Kentucky’s businesses. For your convenience we’ve listed them below. 

May 11 – Manufacturing, Construction , vehicle/vessel dealerships, office based businesses (50%), horse racing and dog grooming and boarding may resume.  To view the industry specific requirements for construction, click here.

May 20 – Retail and Houses of worship may resume

May 22 – Restaurants, with limited 33% capacity and outdoor seating may open

May 25 – 10 person social gathering, barbers/salons/cosmetology may resume

June 1 – Movie theaters, fitness centers may open

June 11 – Campgrounds, public and private may open

June 15 – Child care, with reduced capacity; and potentially low-touch and outdoor youth sports may resume

All of these businesses, just like our industry, should follow the 10 rules of staying healthy at work and any additional industry guidance.

The Governor added yesterday that Phase 3 is coming July 1 with bars, with limitations, and gatherings up to 50 people allowed.

As a reminder, the Governor’s guidance states “Businesses should ensure employees wear appropriate face coverings at all times practicable.” There may be times and job duties on a construction site where wearing a mask is not practicable. The determination of “practicable” may have to be made on-site.  

I have reached out to Tim Martin, BIA’s legal counsel at Frost Brown Todd, for an additional recommendation. 

Mr. Martin’s response is below:

“I would recommend that BIA members advise their employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors, customers, etc. that, in addition to the Minimum Requirements they have been following, they also intend to follow these new Requirements to the fullest extent possible and that they expect their employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors, customers, etc. to do the same. This can be done through the distribution of a written statement by the BIA member advising its employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors, customers, etc. that, effective May 11, 2020, in addition to the Minimum Requirements previously being follow the company intends to also follow the new Requirements,  attaching a copy of the new Requirements , and that the company expects those individuals and business to also comply with the new Requirements.”
Additionally, we have been asked some HR questions. We’ve forwarded those to our legal team and will provide those updates as soon as we have them.

Be safe,


Juva Barber
BIA of Greater Louisville
502 458 0032 - mobile
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Testing Expansion

Gov. Beshear announced a new partnership with  First Care Clinics  to expand testing as more businesses reopen. First Care Clinics can now provide COVID-19 tests at  13 locations , seven days a week across the state, at no cost to employees or their employers. Kentuckians can schedule a test  online .

Testing sites may be found here.

Read Governor Beshear's May 7, 2020 Press Release Here .
CDC Guidance | Employees Who Have Had Contact with a Positive Case of COVID

  • Household member
  • Intimate partner
  • Individual providing care in a household without using recommended infection control precautions
  • Individual who has had close contact (< 6 feet)**for a prolonged period of time ***
Exposure to

Person with symptomatic COVID-19 during period from 48 hours before symptoms onset until meets criteria for  discontinuing home isolation (can be a laboratory-confirmed disease or a clinically compatible illness  in a state or territory with widespread community transmission )
Recommended Precautions
for Public

  • Stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times
  • Self-monitor for symptoms *Check temperature twice a
day *Watch for fever,
cough, or shortness of
BIA Education
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Wednesday, May 13 th
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Wall Bracing Workshop 2018
Wednesday, May 20 th
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Subfloor the Hidden Asset
Thursday, May 21st
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R314 and R315 Alarms
Wednesday, May 27 th
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BIA Committee Meetings
Registered Builder Committee

Wednesday, May 13th
10:30 am
Topic: Rule Change Discussion
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Email with Rachael for meeting instructions: Rachael@bialouisville.com
Wednesday, May 20th
10:30 am
Standard RBC Committee Meeting
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Continue to check our BIA COVID-19 FAQ page on our website for a quick reference to some of your questions. We will continue to update this information: https://bialouisville.com/faq-covid-19/
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The BIA will begin the reopening of our physical office on Monday, May 18th. We will continue to assess the situation and follow recommendations from the CDC, the Governor’s office, the Kentucky Department of Health, as well as the Mayor’s office and Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness.
Staff Email Addresses:
Juva Barber: juva@bialouisville.com
Natalie Allison:  natalie@bialouisville.com
Jan Andrews:  jan@bialouisville.com
Rachael Armstrong:   rachael@bialouisville.com
Rachel Colangelo:  rachel@bialouisville.com
Robin Durham:  robin@bialouisville.com
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