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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2021
Kate Flavin


Archived: New Local Health Order Opens Community, Keeps Masks and Social Distancing


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Based on research and local data, Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns issued a local health order that opens the community and removes gathering restrictions and curfews but retains the use of masks and social distancing as a means to control the spread of COVID-19. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, March 21 and will remain until Friday, April 30.

Commissioners will discuss this order with Minns during the special meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16.

All businesses and organizations in Sedgwick County must make reasonable efforts to inform members of the public of the mask or face covering requirement and to require all employees, customers, visitors, members or members of the public to wear a mask/ face covering.

Additionally, businesses and organizations must maintain six feet of social distancing is maintained between individuals and groups of individuals unless they reside together or fall under an exception.