A new poll shows that 73% of Kentuckians support wearing a mask in public spaces, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.Beshear addressed the results of the poll during his Monday coronavirus press conference.“Seventy-three percent support it. It crosses all demographics. It crosses all political parties. This is what the American people and the people of Kentucky want to see from their neighbors. So remember, when you wear a mask, you are a part of an overwhelming percentage of Kentuckians who know this is what we have got to do,” Beshear said.The governor did say there was a 23% opposition to the mask mandate, noting that there was a time when some questioned other safety laws, including those requiring seat belts.”I don’t know if you remember, the history of seat belts had the same kind of arguments we’re seeing against masks right now. But seat belts aren’t even the same as wearing face coverings because your decision not to wear a seat belt might result in you dying, but your decision not to wear a mask could result in you and other people dying.”The mask mandate was met with opposition last week when Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked Scott County Judge Brian Privett to review Beshear’s executive order on wearing masks.With the mandate in effect until August, people will need to wear masks in most forward-facing businesses, like grocery and retail stores, and in outside public spaces when you can’t stay 6 feet away.Kentucky reported 272 new cases and four additional deaths on Monday.

A new poll shows that 73% of Kentuckians support wearing a mask in public spaces, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

Beshear addressed the results of the poll during his Monday coronavirus press conference.

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“Seventy-three percent support it. It crosses all demographics. It crosses all political parties. This is what the American people and the people of Kentucky want to see from their neighbors. So remember, when you wear a mask, you are a part of an overwhelming percentage of Kentuckians who know this is what we have got to do,” Beshear said.

The governor did say there was a 23% opposition to the mask mandate, noting that there was a time when some questioned other safety laws, including those requiring seat belts.

“I don’t know if you remember, the history of seat belts had the same kind of arguments we’re seeing against masks right now. But seat belts aren’t even the same as wearing face coverings because your decision not to wear a seat belt might result in you dying, but your decision not to wear a mask could result in you and other people dying.”

The mask mandate was met with opposition last week when Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked Scott County Judge Brian Privett to review Beshear’s executive order on wearing masks.

With the mandate in effect until August, people will need to wear masks in most forward-facing businesses, like grocery and retail stores, and in outside public spaces when you can’t stay 6 feet away.

Kentucky reported 272 new cases and four additional deaths on Monday.

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