Late this afternoon, Governor Laura Kelly announced that she will sign an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans in a public space must wear a mask,
beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3
Under the order, it is being reported that most Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside.
The EO will be released on Thursday, and will provide specific guidance regarding under what circumstances masks must be worn.
“I know Kansans will have many questions about this order – and we will answer them when it is released later this week,” Governor Kelly said. “But by announcing the requirement today, people in our state will have the appropriate time to acquire the masks.”
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will work closely with officials in Governor Kelly’s administration to ensure that the order complies with Kansas law.
KADA will send an alert with the specific guidance once the information is released.