Wear To Show You Care

Note: As of July 10 at 5pm, facial coverings are a requirement when in public spaces in Kentucky per Governor Beshear. For more info and a list of exempt parties see here.

Reopening Downtown

Downtown is the heartbeat of Lexington and the central gathering place for our community. We are reopening and want you to come out and support our businesses while being safe and contributing to a safe, healthy environment. The key to remaining open is preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To ensure reopening is successful and safe we all must do our part. This means wearing a mask and practicing social distancing whenever possible and complying with both businesses’ policies and policies of the state. This shows respect and protects frontline staff while enabling our business to get back on their feet. Moreover, wearing a mask is a great way to show others that you care about our businesses and the health and safety of your fellow Lexingtonians! The economic and physical health of our community is now dictated more by the solidarity of our individual actions than ever before. Be a part of the team and help us get back on our feet. #downtownLEXtogether. #WearToShowYouCare

What We’re Doing:

  1. Running the DowntownLEX Together presented by Central Bank campaign aimed at promoting downtown businesses and their reopening plans.
  2. Offering marketing assistance for downtown businesses that are reopening.
  3. Created a Reopening and Recovery Grant in partnership with the DLMD that allows downtown businesses to apply for monetary assistance to aid with reopening.

What Downtown Businesses Can Do:

  1. Help us spread the word! Download the Wear to Show You Care logo and suggested post copy here and:
    • Add the logo to your business’ website and social media channels.
    • Share the message on social media using our suggested post copy or the hashtags #WearToShowYouCare and #downtownLEXtogether.
  2. Let us know if you’d like a window cling to put up in your storefront, we’ll prioritize getting one to you. Email harrison@downtownlex.com.


  1. COVID-19 Resource Page
  2. DowntownLEX Together Program
  3. List of downtown businesses and their hours of operation
  4. Reopening and Recovery Grant