June 6, 2023

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Tag: mask mandates

Kansans in counties with mask mandates 50% more likely to die from Covid

Kansas counties with Covid mask mandates had significantly higher case fatality rates than counties with no mandates. That’s the conclusion…

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Emporia school board member sends police after parents

A member of the Emporia Board of Education allegedly attempted to have a member of the public arrested after disagreements…

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Confusion reigns on emergency orders after judge issues SB 40 ruling

Morris County officials are operating as if Senate Bill 40 is still in effect thanks in part to the threat…

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KC Star spreads disinformation about school board meeting

Last week, YouTube removed a video of the May 17 Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education meeting for “spreading…

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School boards ignore legislative intent on SB 40 hearings

Mask mandates are slowly disappearing in Kansas counties. At a recent count, only five Kansas counties retain the mandates. However,…

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KPI hosts free webinar on new emergency management law

Officials and citizens question what an updated law means for orders-related orders like curfews and stay-at-home orders. As of last…

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Mayor Whipple dodges questions about Wichita mask mandate

In October, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple said the city’s mask mandate should remain in effect until the 14-day rolling average…

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State, county officials grapple with mask mandates under new law

Kansas counties shifted gears on mask mandates as Senate Bill 40 became law. Kansas’s largest counties are taking different approaches…

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Legislature debates extending COVID emergency declaration

UPDATE: The Governor signed SB 14 into law today, Jan. 25, extending the state of emergency declaration through March 31.…

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COVID cases growing faster in counties with mask mandates

In early August, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman doctored a chart to justify mask mandates,…

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Kelly administration obstructs, obfuscates on PPE distribution

In spite of a legislator’s concern that personal protective equipment — also known as PPE — isn’t getting to nursing…

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KDHE doctored a COVID case chart to justify mask mandates

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman shared a COVID case chart with media this week, which he said shows the counties that…

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Mask mandates not driven by data

Government proponents of mask mandates say they’re driven by data, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says cloth…

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