Gov. Kelly issues new executive order regarding masks

Coronavirus

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Governor Laura Kelly is expected to announce new steps her administration is taking to combat the recent spike in coronavirus cases.

Kelly issued a new statewide mask executive order and said it’s similar to, but an updated version of the one she signed in July.

In the executive order, county commissions will have one week to implement their own ordinance. If they haven’t created their own, they will automatically be opted into Governor Kelly’s order.

Counties that already have an ordinance are exempt, according to the new executive order.

This goes into effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

As of Wednesday, the state has seen a total of 117,676 positive cases. That number includes 1,221 deaths and approximately 77,446 recoveries.

Gov. Kelly is holding a news conference at 4 p.m. Watch live in the video player below or click here.

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