Face masks required in Kansas
July 2, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said masks will be required in public statewide to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The governor made the announcement during her Monday update from Topeka. The new mandate begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
“When the pandemic first hit, there was mixed messaging about masks. Now the evidence could not be clearer. Wearing a mask is not only safe but it is necessary to avoid another shutdown,” Governor Kelly said.
Under the order, most Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be mainta...