City of Roeland Park Implements Local Mask Requirements
In accordance with recommendation from local health officials
ROELAND PARK, Kan. (August 24, 2021) - signed a resolution that states effective immediately, masks or other face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces,and outdoor public spaces when maintaining six feet of distance isn’t possible, in Roeland Park, Kansas.
The Roeland Park City Council approved Resolution No. 692 at its meeting on August 23, 2021. The resolution sets out all of the details of the mask requirement, which will remain in place until at least October 19, 2021. It could be extended based on the state of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Resolution No. 692 compliments the Johnson County Board of Health Order No. 001-21 requiring masks in public school buildings attended by students up to and including sixth grade effective until May 31, 2022 unless otherwise amended or revoked.
The resolution requires everyone over the age of five to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, including businesses. Children five and under are not required to wear a face covering, and children two and under should not wear a face covering. Other individuals exempt from the mask requirement include:
Those with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
Those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
Those who are engaged in an organized sports activity that allows athletes to maintain a 6-foot distance from others, or persons engaged in activities and athletics inside school buildings, who should follow KSHSAA and/or school guidelines.
Those who are alone in a separate room, office or interior space.
Those who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking.
Those engaged in religious services, ceremonies or activities.
View the resolution in its entirety, including a full list of exemptions.
“We will continue to do our part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said City Administrator, Keith Moody. “We will continue to look for guidance from the Johnson County Health Department, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as well as the CDC. Our top priority is public safety and health.”
The City has mask requirement signage available for businesses that need it. Please call City Hall at 913-722-2600 to request signage. For More details visit Johnson County’s coronavirus page at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus and the governor’s plan page at www.covid.ks.gov. Follow the City on social media and sign up for email alerts at www.roelandpark.org for the most up-to-date information.