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Many Wichita bars ignoring local coronavirus curfew order

COVID-19 KC updates
Posted at 8:44 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 21:44:05-04

WICHITA, Kan. — Numerous Wichita bars are ignoring a local health directive ordering them to shut down at 11 p.m. because of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday night.

City and county officials said the bars that are ignoring the curfew order from Sedgwick County health officials might be vulnerable to lawsuits if their patrons or employees get sick or they could lose their city liquor licenses.

Darren Greiving, owner of the Blu Night Club in western Wichita, said staying open late is important to his business’ economic survival.

So far, city and county officials have not issued any citations related to the curfew.