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For Immediate Release
October 21, 2020
Kate Flavin


Revised Minns Order Exempts Kindergarteners from Masks

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The revised Local Health Order allows schools the discretion to be exempted from wearing face masks for students in kindergarten classes.

This order will be in effect from midnight, Thursday, October 22 to midnight, Wednesday, December 9.

Bars, night clubs, and other businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption can stay open until 1 a.m. These establishments are able to operate at 50 percent of the fire code capacity. These businesses may continue carryout and curbside services past midnight.

The order continues Phase 2 of the Ad Astra Plan which allows groups of up to 15 people that must be located at least six feet away from other groups. Events and business occupancy are not capped at 15 people. Individuals in public gatherings are still required to wear a mask.

As a reminder, our community toolbox consists of mask wearing, social distancing, and good hand hygiene, as the best ways for the community to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect one another.