MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Riley County Commission voted to opt out of Governor Laura Kelly’s statewide mask order Monday morning. Commissioners voted 3-0 against adopting the policy.
District 3 Commissioner Ron Wells told KSNT News the Riley County Health Department will have new recommendations on Wednesday and the commission will vote on those recommendations Thursday.
Wells said he believes Governor Kelly’s order is too wide-reaching. He said coronavirus has “not been a problem in rural Riley County,” and a city-wide order in Manhattan should be sufficient.