Gov. Laura Kelly reissued several executive orders Thursday aimed at mitigation of COVID-19 which expired March 31 and will remain in place until rescinded or until the statewide state of disaster expires, whichever happens first.
One of the orders, 21-14, establishing a statewide mask ordinance was revoked later in the day by the Legislative Coordinating Council on a 5-2 vote.
As a result, Pottawatomie County commissioners, who had planned to meet on Friday to opt out of the governor’s order, have now canceled their meeting. The next meeting will be on Monday in Westmoreland.
The executive orders are as follows.
- 21-09 – Extending professional and occupational licenses during state of disaster emergency
- 21-10 – Temporarily allowing notaries and witnesses to act via audio-video communication technology during state of disaster emergency
- 21-11 – Temporarily suspending certain rules relating to sale alcoholic beverages
- 21-12 – Licensure, Certification, and Registration for persons and Licensure of “Adult Care Homes” during state of disaster emergency
- 21-13 – Temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions
- 21-14 – Establishing a face coverings protocol (exempts local jurisdictions with their own mask orders in place)
- 21-15 – Requiring COVID-19 testing in certain adult care homes
- 21-16 – Provisions related to drivers’ license and identification cards during the state of disaster emergency
- 21-17 – Temporary relief from certain unemployment insurance requirements during state of disaster emergency
- 21-18 – Temporary provisions for employer payment of income tax withholding for work performed in another state
- 21-19 – Temporary relief from certain tuberculin testing requirements during state of disaster emergency
- 21-20 – Extending time for Kansas rural water districts to hold annual meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic
- 21-21 – Temporary authorization for additional vaccinators during state of disaster emergency