Emergency order mandates mask wearing in Sedgwick County

July 08, 2020 - 10:58 pm

Less than a week after the Sedgwick County Commission opted out of the governor's mask mandate, the counties health officer says they are now required.

Dr. Garold Minns signed an emergency order on Wednesday after weighing the number of new cases and hospital admissions.

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The order requires everyone in the county to cover the nose and mouth with a mask or other face-covering in situations such as:

Inside any indoor or outdoor public space where social distancing of six feet at all times is not possible.

  • In line and waiting to enter an indoor public space.
  • Using public transportation.
  • At the doctor's office.

“It is important for our residents, businesses, and whole community to come together to protect one another from COVID-19 and also enact measures that will allow for us to recover economically,” said Dr. Minns.

The order also calls for Phase 3 of the governor's reopening plan to be adopted and incorporated into this order along with limiting mass gathering of more than 45 individuals in one location where social distancing is not available.

The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning, July 10, 2020 and will remain in place until at least midnight Sunday night, August 9, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the exemptions, inclusions, and the entire emergency health order.

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