Shawnee County commissioners vote to require masks indoors, outdoors effective Thursday


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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday afternoon to make face masks mandatory indoors and outdoors when people can’t social distance.

This going into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

Exceptions to this order include:

  • Swimming
  • Eating or drinking at a restaurant
  • Children under the age of 10, but still encouraged
  • Medical Condition

According to this new order, you could face a $2,500 fine if you’re caught without a mask in Shawnee County.

As of Monday afternoon, the county’s health department reported 819 positive cases, 533 recoveries, 13 deaths and 10 hospitalizations.

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