Lexington restaurant hopeful customers will wear masks

Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 6:29 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With the statewide mask mandate officially in effect, diners will need to wear a face covering when they’re not at their table.

At Saul Good in Lexington, signs remind customers to practice social distancing and wear a mask, but if they don’t, the restaurant will still serve them curbside.

According to the mandate, if someone is waiting to put their name in with the host or waiting for their drink at the bar, they have to wear a mask.

Owner Rob Perez said the majority of people who came in Friday before 5:00 p.m. weren’t wearing one.

He hopes he and his employees don’t have to police customers, but he’s prepared his servers to have conversations with customers.

“What is really going to happen if someone stands their ground and says ‘I’m not going to wear the mask?' For someone that’s in hospitality, that’s not something that we cherish,” Perez said. “You’re not excited about that. We wish we weren’t in that position, but we are.”

Governor Andy Beshear says children five and younger or people with disabilities are exempt from the mandate.

No mask is necessary if someone is actively eating or drinking.

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