Riley County issues new health order changing planned reductions in mass-gathering restrictions

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The Riley County Health Department has announced the issuance of Health Order No. 12, changing planned reductions in mass gathering restrictions.

Mass gathering sizes were originally scheduled to increase to 100 people beginning June 10 and 250 people starting June 17.

With the new health order, gathering sizes will be limited to 50 people until June 17 and then increased to 100 people if determined safe by health officials.

Bars and nightclubs will still be allowed to stay open until 2 a.m., as laid out in Health order No. 11.

Gov. Laura Kelly and officials from the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment are recommending gathering-size limits of 45 people.

RCHD also announced that an 88-year-old Riley County man, who also had other health complications, died after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Riley County currently has a total of 71 positive cases, 10 active, 59 recovered and two deaths.

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