Governor Mandates Statewide Use Of Masks

BELLE PLAINE (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she will issue an executive order mandating the use of masks in public spaces starting Friday to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“The evidence could not be clearer — wearing a mask is not only safe, but it is necessary to avoid another shutdown,” the Democratic governor told reporters Monday. Kelly’s executive order would re

Kelly’s executive order would require people to wear a mask when they are around others. She said her administration will issue specific guidance on Thursday when the executive order is released and will work with the attorney general’s office to implement the policy.

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