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RESOLUTION # 2020-13

 

An Order Exempting Linn County, Kansas from the Face Mask Provisions of Executive Order 20-52

WHEREAS the Governor of Kansas has issued Executive Order No. 20-52, mandating the use of face masks in all public areas; and,

WHEREAS such mandate includes civil penalties for persons who do not wear face masks in public; and,

WHEREAS Kansas House Bill 2016, Section 33 authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to issue orders relating to public health that include provisions that are less stringent than the provisions of an executive order effective statewide issued by the Governor; and,

WHEREAS the board has consulted with the local health officials and following such consultation, the board has determined that the use of face masks in public is not necessary to protect the public health and safety of the county;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED by the Board of

Commissioners of Linn County, Kansas, sitting both as the Board of Commissioners and as the Board of Health of the county, that the Board hereby determines and orders that the use of face masks in public is not required in Linn County, Kansas, and that Linn County shall be exempt from the face mask provision of Executive Order No. 20-52, but that citizens of the County are encouraged to use face masks when in public.

Adopted on this 2nd    day of July, 2020.

 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS and BOARD OF HEALTH

LINN COUNTY, KANSAS

 

 

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