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For Immediate Release
July 2, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: Sedgwick County Commissioners Take Vote on Governor’s Latest Executive Order


(Sedgwick County, KS) – During a special Board of County Commissioners meeting today, the Board voted that Governor Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-52 is not a mandate but it is strongly recommended to be followed by individuals and businesses in Sedgwick County. The Board’s action was to modify Executive Order No. 20-52 to strongly recommend measures within Sedgwick County for face masks or other face coverings in public areas. Commissioners received feedback from business leaders regarding the Executive Order during their 1 p.m. meeting today.

“The health of our community is of utmost importance and we have to take this virus very seriously,” said Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner. “We have a lot of information in front of us and had incredibly enlightening conversation with business leaders earlier. This virus is not going away and one way to protect our community is to include wearing masks.”

Based on COVID-19 data from the holiday weekend, there is potential for the Chairman to call a special meeting early next week.

There is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. As businesses and organizations reopen, it is important to remember and to use prevention measures like washing your hands often with soap and water, wear a face mask while in public (if you are able), and practice social distancing by keeping six feet of space between you and others.