Thursday evening, March 26, the Office of the State Veterinarian released updated and adjusted guidelines for boarding facilities. See below for their official statement:
"Further to the COVID-19 Guidance provided earlier this week I am providing this update to address Equine Boarding Facilities.
After receiving multiple inquiries, I sought clarification and have received from Governor Beshear's office that equine boarding facilities are defined to be agriculture and in caring for horses is an essential business. With this determination, equine boarding facilities are currently permitted to remain operational so long as the facility can implement and follow the direction given by Kentucky Office State Veterinarian that includes maintaining/practicing social distancing as well as limiting individuals in the facility at any given time to a minimum and to those that have a defined need/purpose/benefit.
Additionally, all tools and equipment handled by individuals is to be adequately cleansed/disinfected and frequent hand washing must occur.
Insuring compliance of the individual borders will be responsibility of the facility operator/manager. This should not be interpreted to imply concession riding operations or other such retail businesses are permitted to operate."
The best practices guidelines previously generated by the Office of the State Veterinarian can be found here: Office of the State Veterinarian COVID19 Guidelines
Kentucky Horse Council