Total cases in Kansas
(as of Aug. 7)
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Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Aug. 6)
187
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Harvey County will require face masks for employees and visitors inside County government facilities beginning July 10 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The decision was made by the Harvey County Commission at its July 8 meeting. The requirement is in place until further notice.

It is not a county-wide mandate. The Commission voted July 2 not to implement a county-wide requirement at this time. However, the Commission, as well as the Harvey County Health Department, continue to strongly encourage all individuals do wear face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Face masks are required inside County facilities, including the Courthouse, Health, Solid Waste, Parks, and Road and Bridge.

Visitors to those facilities that do not have a face mask available will be provided one.

Exemptions may be made for certain criteria, including:

  • Individuals 5 years old or younger
  • Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering
  • Individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with an individual that is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Additionally, several county services can be done online. Some examples include registering to vote, qualifying driver's license renewals, tag renewals, real estate tax payments, and planning, zoning and environmental permit fees.

Face masks are not required when enjoying the outdoors of Harvey County Parks. Face masks are not required for events inside Parks rental facilities, but they remain strongly encouraged.

Employees are required to wear a face mask in indoor spaces where six feet of separation cannot be maintained, in common areas, and outdoors when six feet of separation between individuals is not possible.

For more information on face masks and their benefit to public health, please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.