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(Updated June 2, 2020)

The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously at its June 2 meeting to move forward into the third phase of its Harvey County Health Reopening Plan regarding COVID-19 response.

Phase Three will begin June 3. It is scheduled to be in place through at least June 16.

The Harvey County Health Reopening Plan generally follows the guidance previously included in Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas" outline.

The Commission agreed to increase mass gathering limits in Harvey County to 45 people. The plan allows education, activities, venues and establishments to operate while following public health guidelines. Nonessential travel may also resume.

The local plan still restricts in-person visits at long-term care facilities through its first three phases. However, residents of independent or assisted living facilities that are not in a shared facility may receive visitors.

Phase Three allows for in-person visitation to resume at the Harvey County Detention Center. Visitation will resume as of June 8.

The Harvey County Health Department continues to encourage maintaining 6 feet of social distance, wearing face covers when social distance cannot be maintained and frequent hand washing.

The County previously began Phase Two of its local reopening plan May 27.

Commissioners and the public health officer are anticipated to re-evaluate the local order at the Commission's June 16 meeting. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Harvey County Courthouse. The meeting will be open to the public, while following mass gathering and social distancing guidance.