(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 10 which allows all businesses to reopen, and increases the amount of people allowed to gather to 50. This order is in response to Governor Kelly’s announcement that the statewide order for Kansas will expire at midnight tonight. Local Order No. 10 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27.
This order will remain in effect for 14 days, or until amended, superseded, or rescinded. Large venues of more than 2,000 capacity are not allowed under the new order.
Read the order at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18901/Local-Health-Order-10.
Businesses will be required to comply with the following:
“The data for Riley County indicates that reopening can continue,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “The number of active cases has fallen to single digits and Via Christi hospital has no positive patients at this time. We ask that everyone continue to follow safety guidelines for social distancing and hygiene, so we can continue to see success.”
People in high-risk categories are advised to take extra precautions and limit their contact with the public. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/covid19, follow RCHD on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.