To help control the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an executive order limiting the number of people who can make shopping trips to essential businesses to one adult member per household.
Beshear's order, issued April 8, makes exceptions for minors and adults who cannot be left "without supervision or care because of their age or a disability or physical or mental impairment." But also suggests that to all "extent practical," those members should remain "Healthy at Home."
“This helps us in a lot of ways. First it’s going to help you and the businesses practice good social distancing, if there’s less people in there,” said La Tasha Buckner, Beshear's general counsel and chief of staff. “It’s also going to help your families stay safer because you have less people going into the stores and becoming potentially exposed. It’s going to help you stay safer and the employees of the business.”
This is similar to the order in Ohio requiring essential businesses to control their capacity to maintain appropriate social distancing, though that order does not directly limit the number of people per household who can shop at a time. Some stores, like Costco, have applied limits on their own, allowing only two shoppers per membership card.
The term "Healthy at Home" is part of Beshear's 10-step guide to fighting COVID-19: