Masks required at City of Topeka buildings as Shawnee County lets mandate expire

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Visitors to Topeka city property will still have to wear masks even though the Shawnee County Commission is letting the area mask mandate expire, the city announced Thursday afternoon.

A city spokesperson said this requirement will last until at least April 30. City Manager Brent Trout will then evaluate whether to continue the requirement.

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