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Could masks be back? Sedgwick County Commissioners discuss a possible new health order – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-08-03 20:44:42 –

Wichita, Kang (KSNW) -Can Wichita’s mask come back? Sedgwick County Health Officer said “yes”, but not everyone is involved.

At a Sedgwick County staff meeting on Tuesday, health doctor Dr. Mins said that at least everyone should be strongly encouraged to start wearing masks again. Some members are divided on returning the mask requirements to the community and school.

Dr. Mins, a health officer in Sedgwick County, said this was a call for action and that more was needed as 19 cases had a 14-day positive rate of over 8%.

“To lower the rate, we need at least a strong recommendation to keep this COVID under control,” said Dr. Minns.

Dr. Minds said everyone in the county who was vaccinated or did not remove the mask as soon as the CDC allowed vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.

“For me, the mask issue is the only way I can set a mask policy because there is no visible way to identify who is vaccinated and who is not vaccinated,” Mins said. increase.

Dr. Minds said he would work Monday afternoon on health orders that could be discussed and potentially voted on by the Commission at a meeting on Tuesday.

Commissioner Jim Howell said he was uncertain whether the mission was the best course of action.

“If you don’t trust us to make the best choice for ourselves and basically want to treat everyone as unvaccinated,” Howell said. “I think we lose the incentive to live their lives freely and return to normal.”

However, Commissioner Sarah Lopez said mask-up orders may be required as the Delta Variant becomes more widespread in Sedgwick County.

“In Delta, this changed the way this is hurting our community, and we have to be able to adapt to it, and it requires us to wear the mask again to slow this down. If it means there is, I think we need to try to do it, “Lopez said.

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