TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly has directed Kansas state employees to resume working remotely if possible because of the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
Kelly’s announcement Wednesday came after two months of steadily rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases that have stressed hospitals and led some public schools to require masks indoors. Kelly’s directive applies to state agencies under her control; employees must resume remote work by Sept. 3 and continue at least through Oct. 4. A memo from Kelly’s administration secretary said any employee who was able to work remotely earlier should do it again.
Many state employees spent more than a year working remotely and normal operations resumed in June.