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Posted on: June 9, 2020

6-9-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 12

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2020) Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Health Order No. 12 which will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. This will replace the previous order scheduled for the same day.

Instead of allowing mass gathering sizes of 100 starting June 10 and 250 starting June 17, Order No. 12 continues to limit the gathering size to 50 until June 17. At that time, if it is safe to do so, the gathering size will increase to 100. Bars and nightclubs will still be allowed to remain open until 2:00 a.m., as outlined in Local Health Order No. 11.

Governor Kelly announced in a news release yesterday that she, as well as officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), recommend that gathering sizes continue to be limited to 45 people throughout Kansas.

“In light of the KDHE recommendation, and the increase in cases for Riley County over the weekend, we made the decision to alter the order,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs.

This order will remain in effect for 14 days, or until amended, superseded, or rescinded.

Read the order at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19007/Local-Health-Order-12

Businesses will be required to continue complying with the following:

  • All businesses and locations are required to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with Recommended Business Practices as published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and industry-specific guidance by trade groups. Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to require that any business or location open if they choose not to.
  • Any businesses or other locations found in non-compliance with this order, or a source of significant disease outbreak, or as determined and notified by the Local Public Health Officer shall close.

Social distancing practices should also continue:

  • Maintain at least 6-ft of distance.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible (or using hand sanitizer).
  • Cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not into the hands).
  • People in high-risk categories are advised to continue taking extra precautions and to limit their contact with the public.

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.

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