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For Immediate Release
February 26, 2021
Kate Flavin


Archived: Minns Issues New Local Health Order


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns issued a new local health order based on a continued review of data and information about COVID-19 locally. The order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m., February 27 through 11:59 p.m., March 20. 

The order requires people must still be masked and maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Businesses and organizations are responsible for ensuring that individuals comply with the order’s mask-wearing, mass gathering, percentage of fire code capacity limitations, and social distancing requirements.


Previous Order

Beginning February 27

Bar/ Restaurants (serving alcohol) Curfew


No restriction (unless other state/ local laws apply)

Mid-Size Venues (with capacity of 400 to 1,000)

Cap of 100 per mass gathering order

Venues may host events as long as the capacity of the event does not exceed 25 percent of the maximum fire code capacity of the space

Restaurants, bars, and night clubs still, are not considered mass gatherings. Tables may not have more than eight people seated together and the provision requiring no more than 75 percent capacity or 150 people, whichever is less, still applies. All tables must be spaced at least six feet apart. These businesses can now operate without a restriction on hours to the extent this is allowed by state or local laws.