NEWTON, Kan. — The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously to extend a local order requiring face masks be worn in Harvey County through Oct. 19 in a continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is the second extension of the local face mask order. The commission implemented a local order beginning July 15 and extended it on Aug. 11.
The face mask order requires individuals to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth in any indoor or outdoor public space where social distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained at all times.
Exceptions for wearing a face mask remain in the order, such as children 5 years old and younger, individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing, and individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents them from wearing a face cover.
Face masks remain required inside county government facilities.
The commission also voted to remain in the Phase Out guidance of the Harvey County Health Reopening Plan. The plan does not restrict mass gathering limit size.