Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday she is ordering residents to wear masks in public in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The move will not reimpose restrictions on which state businesses are open, but rather will mandate that all Kansans wear masks when in public both indoors and outdoors when a six-foot distance cannot be maintained.
“When the pandemic first hit there was mixed messaging about masks. Now the evidence could not be clearer, wearing a mask is not only safe but it is necessary to avoid another shutdown,” Kelly said at a press conference.
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