WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Sedgwick County’s Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns has signed a new emergency public health order which took effect Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. This order will remain in place until at least midnight, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This order will be effective once the current order expires. Minns will continue to review and monitor COVID-19 trends in the community and will consider lifting restrictions as trends move in a positive direction.
“I firmly believe that one main reason for the trends moving in the right direction is citizen compliance and wearing masks,” said Minns. “Thank you to residents for wearing a mask and to business owners for encouraging others to wear masks while in public.”