City Commission Adopts Mask Resolution

Joe Denoyer - December 3, 2020 9:49 pm

In a brief meeting Thursday evening, The Liberal City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2344 regarding the wearing of masks in public in the City.

The Resolution states that citizens will be required to wear masks in any indoor public space, while outdoors in public space and are unable to maintain a 6ft distance, upon entering a private business that has signs requiring the wearing of a mask and waiting for or riding on public transportation.

Several exemptions apply like, persons 5 years old or younger, those with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. Also included in the exemption is persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, those where a mask would be hazardous while doing their jobs, Athletes engaged in organized sports, First Responders, those engaged in court related proceedings, religious activities, and where it is unlawful to wear a mask.

The City of Liberal took no action to require face coverings in private residences but has strongly discouraged social gathering of individuals who don’t live at the residence.

This Resolution will automatically terminate in 45 days.


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