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Posted on: May 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 5-21-20 Riley County Issues Updated Local Health Order No. 9

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 21, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued Order No. 9 which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. This order modifies the previous health order to remove reference to Phase 1.5 and replace it with reference to Phase 2.

Local Order No. 9 is identical to Local Health Order No. 8 in all other aspects. Read the order at 

Dine-in seating for Riley County restaurants is still required to end at 10:00 p.m.

All businesses and locations that are allowed to reopen under the Governor’s Plan are required to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with guidelines from the Centers from Disease control (CDC) as well as industry-specific guidance published by trade groups. Nothing in this order should be interpreted to require that any business must open if they choose not to.

For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at, follow RCHD on Facebook at and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.


FAQ  for Phase 2


Does drive-through have to end at 10:00 p.m. too?

No, only the dine-in seating option for restaurants is required to end at 10:00 p.m. Drive-through, carry-out, and curbside service may continue.

Do businesses need to limit the number of customers in their shops at one time?

All businesses should limit the number of customers to avoid crowding and allow for proper social distancing, at least 6 feet of space between customers or groups of customers.

What is the difference between a bar and a restaurant?

The categories are determined by the type of license held. A restaurant will carry a category 1 or 2 license issued by the state. Any business with just a category 3 license is considered a bar and is not allowed to open at this time.

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