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Leavenworth County commissioners opt out of mask mandate

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 11:54:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Leavenworth County, Kansas, will not have a county-wide mask mandate.

The county commission voted 3-1 Wednesday to opt out of Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide mask protocol.

Counties in Kansas have until the end of the day to make a decision about a mask mandate.

They have the choice to opt into Kelly’s order, create their own according to their community's needs, or opt out, as Leavenworth County did.

Municipalities can still enforce a mask mandate, however.

Leavenworth County’s two largest cities, Leavenworth and Lansing, have both adopted mask requirements.