RESOLUTION NO. 2020-20
A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE USE OF FACE MASKS
WHEREAS, the Governor of Kansas has issued Executive Order No. 20-52, the same mandating the use of face masks in public areas; and,
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 20-52 will become effective as of 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020; and,
WHEREAS, such mandate provides for civil penalties for non-compliance with said Executive Order No. 20-52; and,
WHEREAS, Kansas law authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to issue orders relating to public health that include provisions that are less stringent than the provisions of an executive order effective statewide issued by the Governor; and,
WHEREAS, the board has consulted with the local health officer and following such consultation concerning the implementation of the use of face masks, as provided in the Governor’s Executive Order, the board has determined that the use of face masks in public is not mandatory to protect the public health and safety of Sumner County; and,
WHEREAS, as this date there have been 13 cases of coronavirus in Sumner County;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, and ordered by the Board of Commissioners of Sumner County, Kansas, sitting both as the Board of County Commissioners and as the Board of Health of the County, that the use of face masks in public is not required in Sumner County, Kansas.
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the citizens of Sumner County are encouraged and otherwise recommended whenever possible to utilize facemasks in an effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on Sumner County.
ADOPTED AND ORDERED, this 2nd day of July 2020.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SUMNER COUNTY, KANSAS
John Cooney, Chairman, 3rd District
Steve Warner, 1st District
Jim D. Newell, 2nd District
DEBRA A. NORRIS, County Clerk