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November 20, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

CDC Report Shows Mask Mandates in Kansas Contributed to Fewer COVID-19 Cases (November 2020)

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC found that new cases of COVID-19 decreased 6 percent in Kansas counties with a mask order, and increased 100 percent in counties without one. The findings are based on analysis of cases before and after the July 3 effective date of the original mask order issued by Gov. Kelly. The report was produced collaboratively by the CDC, KDHE and KHI.

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October 23, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

A Kansas Twist—Reopening Plans for Kansas Counties: Mask Orders/School Mitigation (October 23, 2020)

With record numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported across the state, counties in Kansas continue to evaluate and update their public health measures, including mask orders and school mitigation strategies. As of October 15, 33 of 105 Kansas counties had at least one public health restriction in place. Of these, 24 counties included a mask order, and at least eight cities located in counties without mask orders had implemented their own mask ordinances. A little more than two-thirds of the state population are covered by such orders, essentially the same as two months ago. Read this and more about county actions on COVID-19 in the latest update to "A Kansas Twist: Reopening Plans for Kansas Counties."

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