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Kansas county chooses not to observe COVID 'emergency'


March 17, 2021

SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — Greetings from Chautauqua, the only county in Kansas where COVID-19 isn't an emergency.

This bucolic and remote county, nestled on the Oklahoma border 100 highway miles southeast of Wichita, is the only place in Kansas that isn't under a COVID disaster emergency declaration, according to the Kansas Association of Counties.

"We didn't feel like we needed it," said Rodney Shaw, who serves on the three-member County Commission that doubles as the Board of Public Health.

If you wear a mask in Sedan, the Chautauqua County seat, you might as well hang a sign around your neck...

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