"Industry groups, trade associations, and individual businesses that are closed due to COVID-19 are encouraged to submit reopen proposals discussing possible strategies and challenges their business or sector will face in safely reopening. Your proposals will aid the Governor and the Department for Public Health in evaluating at what point different types of businesses may reopen safely.
However, no business or business association is required to submit such a proposal in order to reopen
. Once the Governor decides, with the input of businesses, local leaders, and the Department for Public Health, that it is safe to reopen a sector of business, all of those businesses will be reopened regardless of if they submitted a proposal, provided that they implement all the necessary health and safety measures recommended.
Industry groups and trade associations are encouraged to communicate with and gather input from their membership to develop and
submit reopen proposals
on behalf of their members. Individual businesses may submit via the
online reopen form
. All proposals will be evaluated according to White House guidelines and other public health criteria. This step will ensure that Kentucky businesses are able to comply with public health protocols and CDC guidelines."