Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday announced the Kentucky State Fair will be open to participants only.
No patrons or spectators will be allowed at the fair, which is scheduled to take place August 20-30.
Only exhibitors, employees and other credentialed people will be allowed at the annual summer staple at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center.
The governor also announced a 30-day extension of his mask mandate.
At his daily media briefing in Frankfort, Beshear then shared an update of the state’s coronavirus statistics with 516 new cases, 8 new deaths and the positivity rate unchanged from Wednesday at 5.51 percent.
The Governor is expected to make some new announcements concerning restaurants and bars on Monday.