Douglas County extends mask order for young children until Dec. 22

DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS (KCTV) — On Wednesday night, the Douglas County Commission voted to extend its mask order for children ages 2-11.

<a href=”https://douglascountyks.civicweb.net/document/17179/Consider%20extension%20of%20Emergency%20Order%20of%20the%20Lo.pdf?handle=D141DEE15160473EA92609E0883463AC” target=”_blank”>The order</a> was extended until Dec. 22, 2021.

The measure was voted on following several public comments in support of and opposition to extending the mandate.

The extension was recommended due to the number of COVID-19 cases in Douglas County.

As of Wednesday evening, there are over 700 active cases in the county. The current positivity rate is 2.5% and completed vaccination rate is 61%.

The vote was unanimous.