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Sheriff, school board undercut Kansas county's COVID rules


August 19, 2021

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The sheriff and a local school board in Kansas' most populous county have set COVID-19 policies conflicting with county rules on testing and masks.

Johnson County in the Kansas City area is requiring unvaccinated employees to undergo weekly testing starting next week, but the sheriff's department is exempt. Sheriff Calvin Hayden is not requiring his nearly 600 employees to abide by the requirement.

"The sheriff felt our employees know the best for themselves and the best for their families and felt that employees can make that decision," spokesperson and detective Sg...

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