An emergency public health order was issued Saturday, June 27 by the Wyandotte County Health Officer Dr. Allen Greiner. The order, which became effective Tuesday, June 30, mandates that individuals are required to wear masks while in a public indoor space. This includes workplaces, places of worship, or public facilities like City Hall. Masks are also required when in a public outdoor space or when using public transportation or ride-sharing services.
Exemptions are in place for individuals who are:
- Deaf or hard of hearing
- Children under the age of 5 (note: the order indicates that children under the age of 2 should never wear a face covering due to other health risks it may pose, though masks for younger children are still encouraged under the supervision of a parent or guardian)
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
Further information on the what is required can be found by reading the order, which is linked to below.