Mask order passed for Wilson County

WILSON COUNTY, Kan. – Wilson County Commissioners pass a mask resolution that takes effect on Nov. 25, 2020.

On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Commissioners adopted Mask Resolution #2020-013 during a special session that included the Board of Health of Wilson County and the County Health Officer.

When in an indoor public space, the mandate states that a face mask or other face covering is required to be worn by individuals who cannot achieve social distancing.

“Individuals who are medically unable to wear a mask must wear a full face shield covering the mouth, nose, and eyes as an alternative to a face mask.”

“Public Space” is defined in the mandate as “any indoor or outdoor space or area that is open to the public, not including private residential property or private offices or workspaces that are not open to customers or public visitors.”

The resolution continues, “All businesses or organizations in Wilson County must require all employees, customers, visitors, members, or members of the public to wear a Mask o Other Face Covering when:

  • Employees are working in any space visited by customers or members of the public if members of the public or coworkers are present at the time and Social Distancing cannot be achieved:
  • Employees are working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution and Social Distancing cannot be achieved:
  • Employees are working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, or elevators.

There are additional situations in which masks are required. You can read them in the full order below.

Exceptions include, but are not limited to, when a person is engaged in strenuous physical activity, whether in a gym or outdoors and when you’re seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while eating or drinking.

The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

Mask Resolution_2020-013, Wilson County, Kan. (Nov. 2020)