Schools supplies are parked firmly in all the front aisles of every store that carries them as the 2020-21 school year approaches.

It always makes me wonder how that will look when classes finally begin.

Earlier this summer, we learned that in-person instruction would be delayed until late August.

In his Monday afternoon address, Governor Andy Beshear made a recommendation to delay in-class instruction for Kentucky students until September 28th.

Until that time, virtual-only classes will be conducted.

Among the reasons for the delay are the the current surge of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and a rise in the number of cases in children across the U.S.

Beshear also cited an incident in a Georgia school district in which 250 students and staff members had to quarantine after several teachers and kids tested positive.

The governor also reiterated the directive for Kentucky bars and restaurants which goes into effect Tuesday, August 11th.

At that time, bars and restaurants will have to stop serving alcohol at 10PM and close by 11PM. They may also return to 50% capacity but patrons are asked to stay at their tables.

Here is Governor Andy Beshear's address for Monday. The recommendation to delay in-person instruction begins at the 9:10 mark:

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