(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 10, 2020) Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs signed Local Health Order No. 17 today. The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 11 and shall remain in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded in writing, by the Riley County Local Health Officer or the Board of Riley County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Health.
Earlier today, the Riley County Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Health, decided in a vote to remove the requirement for bars and restaurants to screen employees for symptoms prior to each shift. Health screening of employees is now listed as a strong recommendation.
Records of employee health screening at bars and restaurants do not have to be maintained or made available to the Riley County Health Department. If any bars or restaurants wish to participate in the process voluntarily, they may use the screening form attached to the order and available online.
This was the only change in requirements from the previous order. Read the complete text of Local Health Order No. 17 at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2767.
The video of the 8/10/20 Board of County Commission meeting is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gni0-xIG7zo. Discussion of Local Health Order No. 16 begins at 3:15:30 in the video.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at www.rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus, follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.