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(10,491 posts)
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:06 PM Jul 2020

Kansas counties could make governor's mask order toothless

Source: AP

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly’s planned order requiring Kansas residents to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus could be toothless in many parts of the state.

Counties can exempt themselves and even those that don’t might not enforce it.

Officials in some counties already were signaling Tuesday that they planned to opt-out of the mandate Kelly plans to have take effect Friday.

She plans to make masks mandatory in stores, restaurants, and in any situation where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Read more: https://www.ksn.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-kansas/kansas-counties-could-make-governors-mask-order-toothless/

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KS Toronado

(16,335 posts)
1. The repugs in this state just have to lash out at Gov Kelly because she's a democrat
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:22 PM
Jul 2020

They don't care how much sickness and death not wearing a mask causes, because they're the
pro-life party. Really? They can't convince me.


(6,881 posts)
11. Yup...a DEM,a Woman and had a grip on the CV situation very early on
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:06 PM
Jul 2020

Republicans can't STAND that our positive cases are fairly low along with deaths. She had a slow re-open phase which most Republican led County commissioners ignored and opened cities wide open.

NOW we're spiking..........


(17,478 posts)
2. its not just Kansas..in every state where masking is mandated there are sheriffs and other law..
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:26 PM
Jul 2020

....who have said they WILL NOT enforce it. And one of the counties bordering my county is the BUGGIEST county on the West Coast and the sheriff there said NOPE not gonna enforce masking...



(3,334 posts)
3. Because of the stupidity of a large group of Americans,
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:30 PM
Jul 2020

this pandemic will continue for a long time.

KS Toronado

(16,335 posts)
7. Next repug that says he's not going to wear a mask, I'll smile politely and say.....
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:20 PM
Jul 2020

"Most normal people have a survival instinct" Thanks for the wisdom!


(42,140 posts)
5. Let them take it like a man - straight no chaser
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:04 PM
Jul 2020

Let the herd run over the cliff. Neither you nor I can stop them. And who would want to? They will make room for the next inhabitants who will be smarter, flexible, and less rigid. This is THEIR Darwinist world, after all.


(1,729 posts)
8. The crappy thing about this statement is that...
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:08 PM
Jul 2020

these county residents don't stay within their county limits. Many travel to other counties for work and personal reasons, especially at this time of year. I live in San Diego county, and we see a huge influx of people from LA and Orange Counties every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor especially, so trusting counties to be held accountable doesn't mean diddly squat to counties that see these visitors.


(13,582 posts)
9. What do they expect to get out of this?
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:10 PM
Jul 2020

More death? More sickness? More hospital beds full of dying Americans? How is this helpful to their cause? This is completely insane.


(13,428 posts)
12. Even the county commissioners will come to heel when the pile of bodies gets high enough
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 05:36 PM
Jul 2020

Why do they do this? It will always end in one of two ways: They'll have to change their tune when (metaphorically) "enough" dead bodies are piled on their doorstep or their lifeless body is hanging, upside down, from a lamp post.

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