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Johnson County Resolution Encourages COVID-19 Safety Precautions
April 30, 2021
BOCC Update to Health Order

Johnson County’s current Public Health Order requiring masks and social distancing will expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2021. A new resolution strongly encouraging COVID-19 safety precautions to continue to be followed will go into effect at 12 a.m., May 1, 2021.

Read the full resolution here.

The resolution states that the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas strongly recommends the following actions be taken when and wherever possible or feasible, to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 within Johnson County:

  1. Eligible individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19;
  2. Individuals wear masks or face coverings within indoor public spaces;
  3. Businesses and organizations strongly encourage or require customers, visitors, employees, and other invitees to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces;
  4. Individuals within a public space maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other individuals in public spaces, unless such individuals reside together or are known to each other;
  5. Businesses and organizations strongly encourage or require customers, visitors, employees, and other invitees to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other individuals in public spaces, unless such individuals reside together or are known to each other;
  6. Businesses and organizations adopt and apply additional mitigation strategies and practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 that are appropriate for and take into consideration their respective operations and activities; and
  7. Individuals, businesses, and organizations follow the current and continuing guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (“KDHE”), the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (“JCDHE”), and the Johnson County Local Health Officer to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The resolution shall remain in effect unless and until it is amended, revoked, or replaced.

Businesses are free to set their own restrictions or requirements regarding masks as they see fit for both employees and patrons. The City continues to encourages the entire community to work together to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.

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