Sedgwick County Commissioners send proposed health order changes to Dr. Minns

Rodney Price
October 21, 2020 - 1:15 pm
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Sedgwick County Commissioners heard a proposal at Wednesday's board meeting, aimed at making more revisions to the local health order set to go into effect Thursday. 

Commissioner Jim Howell, still quarantining at home due to the coronavirus, made several proposed revisions to Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns’ order, which now exempts kindergarten age children from wearing face masks at school. Commissioner Howell proposed changing it to first grade.

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Dr. Minns' order also says that bars and night clubs who sell alcohol can stay open until 1 a.m., at 50% capacity. Howell proposed setting the closing time back to 2 a.m., with higher capacity allowed.

Commissioner Lacey Cruse said she didn't feel comfortable making changes without Dr. Minns at the meeting.

Commissioners did approve a substitute motion to send their proposed revisions to Dr. Minns for his input and comments. Dr. Minns’ revised order goes into effect at Midnight and ends at Midnight, Wednesday, December 9.

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