Sedgwick County likely to drop mask mandate this week
March 24, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in one of Kansas' largest counties are considering dropping a mask mandate this week, saying a new pandemic emergency order that is awaiting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's signature would open it up to litigation.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County commissioners said the bill essentially strips them and the local health officer from placing any restrictions on businesses for the remainder of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly said last week she is inclined to sign it and she urged legislative Democrats to support it as the best deal she could make w...