Help is on the way for local restaurants in Marshall County, Kentucky after indoor dining was halted across the state of Kentucky to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the virus that has killed over a quarter million people across the US. Indoor dining closures began last Friday evening and will continue until December 13, 2020 per Executive Order from Governor Andy Beshear.
Today, November 23, an Emergency Meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court was held to discuss signing an Emergency Executive Order by Judge Executive Kevin Neal. All commissioners supported the order that's designed to provide certain items of personal property to restaurants to encourage outdoor dining. Options like tents will be made available over the next several days and will be allotted through the Emergency Management office.
"During this time when so many of our local restaurants are struggling to remain in business due to these orders from the Governor, we have to come together to step up and help in any way we can. Some of these small businesses don't have drive- thru capability or outdoor seating like the larger chain restaurants have. This is so much harder for them and their employees to overcome." said Neal.
Restaurants in Marshall County who would like more information about options can contact the Marshall County Emergency Management office at 270-527-4739.