(TargetLiberty.org) – The governor of Kansas issued an executive order making masks compulsory in public places. The law, which came into force on Friday, is a response to the rise in coronavirus infections in the state. Billing it as a necessary move to avoid a return to lockdown, Laura Kelly (D) said masking up would help keep people at work and make it possible to reopen schools.
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The order states any time Kansans are in a place where they can’t maintain six feet of social distance — such as stores or restaurants — they must wear masks. This applies to both indoor and outdoor public spaces. There are exemptions for children under 6, the deaf, and anyone who has a medical condition that means a mask would interfere with their breathing.
Kelly, a Democrat, says her administration will work with the state attorney general’s office to make sure the order complies with the law. However, many Kansans only recently freed from lockdown, will be unhappy at more decrees being imposed by their governor.
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