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:
- 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.