Lawrence, Douglas County implements indoor mask mandate for city and county buildings


LAWRENCE (AP) — The city of Lawrence and Douglas County are adding to the local mandates aimed at controlling the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. They announced the mask requirements Friday.

The mandates will apply to employees and visitors of the county and city-owned or operated buildings regardless of their vaccination status.

The rules take effect Monday and apply whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.

Their announcements came the same day the University of Kansas imposed an indoor mask mandate at its main campus in Lawrence and a satellite campus in Johnson County.

In Manhattan in northeast Kansas, both the city and Kansas State University are requiring masks inside their buildings.

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