Someone wrote the word “OBEY” in the sky in the city of Lexington, Kentucky today.
Some are speculating that the message is in response to the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Bashear’s declaration of mandatory masks for 30 days. A lot of Kentuckians aren’t happy, including a bar owner who took to Facebook Live to declare that his establishment would not be wearing masks and that “F*** you, we’re not wearing any mask, we’re Americans and we’re going to do what we want and we’re going to have fun.”
I understand many people disagree with the Governor’s mask mandate and that is totally fine
But I don’t think If I did that I would handle it the way this bar in Florence, Ky did
Feels like asking to get a response…. pic.twitter.com/p28dJURmT7
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 12, 2020
It appears via Flightaware that it was a company out of Hustonville Kentucky owned by Nate and Kelley Hammond who were in a de Havilland.
Kentucky is among many states that has seen a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases along with neighboring Tennessee prompting the mandatory face masks.
The order will require customers to wear masks in most forward-facing businesses, including restaurants, groceries, retail stores, pharmacies, hair salons, child care facilities, health care settings or “any indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six fee from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household,” the order reads. (It is embedded in full below.)
The order also requires masks in public transit and ride-sharing vehicles as well as in outdoor environments where social distancing is not possible.
Those with health conditions such as asthma are exempt from the mask order, according to the governor. Children under 5, those exercising while social distancing, those actively eating or drinking in a bar or restaurant and those alone in closed office settings are also exempt.
The fight over wearing masks in public, sadly, isn’t going to end anytime soon.