LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Monday marks a big day for reopening the Commonwealth as bars, pools, and groups of up to 50 people are allowed to resume. This comes as many states started to see a spike in cases recently.

Dr. Forest Arnold with UofL Health said those states that are seeing large spikes reopened parts of the economy much earlier than Kentucky. Some states have even started rolling back on the reopening process.

Dr. Arnold said, if we want to avoid that happening in Kentucky, it's important to keep taking the safety guidelines seriously. He said people should wear masks when in public, stay six feet apart from others and wash their hands frequently.

"I expect to have numbers increase, but not as much as those around us," Dr. Arnold said.

With the 4th of July holiday weekend approaching, he encourages Kentuckians to read up on the current status of coronavirus in other parts of the country if they are traveling. For example, he said if you are going to Florida, it might be a good idea to just opt for takeout as cases are high there at the moment.