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Governor Laura Kelly executed EO-20-24 on April 16, 2020 extending EO-20-16 to May 3, 2020.
This is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This is a mandatory order enforceable by a fine.
Now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse. Every hour counts. We need and appreciate the cooperation of everyone who lives and works in Kansas to act immediately.
If everyone works together, we should be able to adjust to the rapidly-changing situation.
We know that there will be a lot of questions and concerns at the beginning of this new regimen. This is a major change being taken to protect public health. Please be patient and kind to one another. Together, we will get through this, and our community’s health will be protected.
Anyone who leaves a quarantined area without the consent of the local health officer or who evades or breaks quarantine or knowingly conceals a case of infectious or contagious disease shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. This can be enforced in district court or in some cities in municipal court. Additionally, the violation carries a fine ranging from $25 to $100. See K.S.A. 65-127 and K.S.A. 65-129.
The county health officer or the secretary of health and environment may order any sheriff, deputy sheriff or other law enforcement officer of the state or any subdivision to assist in the execution or enforcement of any order issued. A city needs to review the order issued by the county to see if it directs city law enforcement officers to enforce the order. See K.S.A. 65-129b. The Governor can order local law enforcement officers to enforce any executive act under K.S.A. 48-925.
An individual, or group of individuals, isolated or quarantined may request a hearing in district court contesting the isolation or quarantine BUT this will not stay or enjoin an isolation or quarantine order. Upon receipt of a request, the court shall conduct a hearing within 72 hours after receipt of the request. While the district courts are currently closed, the Chief Justice’s order has made provisions for the filing and hearing of these appeals. See K.S.A. 65-129c.
Yes. Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.
Outdoor activity is allowed, but you should follow the same social-distancing guidelines, not gathering in any group of more than 10 people and maintaining at least six feet of space between you and another person.
No. Avoid discretionary travel such as shopping trips and social visits.
¿Por qué es esto necesario? Es fundamental retrasar la propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19). Si no actuamos ahora, el virus puede propagarse muy fácilmente. Es por eso que debemos seguir la Orden Ejecutiva 20-16 del Gobernador y alentar a todos a quedarse en casa tanto como sea posible. Las empresas locales son una parte fundamental para frenar la propagación para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestra comunidad.
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