Should I wear a mask?

The CDC recommends the use of face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 

Masks or face coverings must be worn in any public space in Riley County as of November 24, 2020, per the details of Local Health Order No. 19

A “public space” means any indoor or outdoor space or area that is open to the public; this does not include private residential property or private offices or workspaces that are not open to customers or public visitors. Masks are not required in outdoor public spaces if a distance of 6 ft can be maintained.

A “mask or other face covering” means a covering of the nose and mouth that is secured to the head with ties, straps, or loops over the ears, or is simply wrapped around the lower face.

If you have received both doses of the vaccine, it is recommended you continue to wear a mask so you do not risk spreading COVID-19 to those who have not been vaccinated.

Read the complete text of Local Health Order No. 19 on the Riley County website at

Find more information from CDC at

KDHE Advice About Masks

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