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For Immediate Release
March 25, 2021
Kate Flavin


Archived: Masks Still Required in Public Spaces per Governor’s Executive Order


(Sedgwick County, KS) – Governor Kelly issued executive order No. 20-68 on November 18, 2020 requiring people to wear masks while in public spaces; it became effective November 25, 2020. This executive order applied to counties that did not have a local mask order already in place. At the time, Sedgwick County had a local health order in place; therefore, the Governor’s order did not apply.

The action taken by the Board of County Commissioners yesterday to revoke the local health order means the Governor’s executive order (No. 20-68) is in effect.

Yesterday, Governor Kelly signed SB 40 and it was published in the Kansas Register meaning that executive order No. 20-68 will expire on March 31, 2021.