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Wichita City Council Extends Mandatory Mask Order

Contact: City Communications |

​During the regular August 11 City Council meeting, the City Council voted to extend the ordinance requiring the wearing of masks or other protective face coverings. The updated order is expected to sunset at midnight on Tuesday, September 8.

The ordinance, first enacted on July 3, mandates that face coverings are worn when residents are in any public space where social distancing of six feet at all times is not possible. There are exemptions to this mandate, including those with medical conditions, mental health conditions or disabilities that would preclude them from safely wearing a face covering, customers eating at restaurants and more. Residents may inform business owners and their employees of their medical exemptions and are not required to show documentation from their medical provider.

The City has provided free templates to area businesses to help educate customers about mask requirements. They can be downloaded here.

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