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Gov. Kelly Announces Two New Executive Orders

 

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly made two more executive orders on Tuesday, further extending efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Executive Order 20-14 further prohibits mass gatherings of 10 or more people, down from the previous order preventing gatherings of 50 or more. All exemptions from the previous order still apply, including area storm shelters and religious gatherings. The new order supersedes any less restrictive order made by any other local health department, but those that are more restrictive are unaffected.

 

Executive Order 20-15 establishes the Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) for further COVID-19 response efforts. KEFF is intended as a framework to assist in identifying and continuing functions deemed as "essential" through focusing on four critical areas. Similarly to EO20-14, this order supersedes any local "stay home" order that fails to exempt essential functions that are defined by KEFF.

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