Wichita mayor upset with county's easing coronavirus rules

May 29, 2020 - 7:54 pm

Wichita's mayor is upset that county commissioners have eased coronavirus restrictions so that bars and nightclubs can reopen. 

Mayor Brandon Whipple said he wishes cities had more power to drive public health decisions. Whipple was responding to the Sedgwick County Commission’s decision this week to lift all restrictions on businesses and individuals. 

The commission went against the advice of county Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns to keep nightclubs and bars closed for now and to continue limiting mass gatherings. The commission recommended that businesses follow guidelines for reopening.

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