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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Covid Commissioner Decisions updated 3-1-21

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Mask Mandate Extended to March 15, 2021


The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in the regular Commission meeting Monday, March 1, 2021 

voted 2-1 to continue the Mask Mandate in Jefferson County until March 15, 2021, as set out in the Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-52.

  For more information: March 1, 2021 Press Release



Mask Mandate Extended to March 1, 2021


The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in the regular Commission meeting Tuesday voted 2-1 to continue 

the Mask Mandate in Jefferson County until March 1, 2021, as set out in the Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-52

  For more information:  February 17, 2021 Press Release





Mask Mandate Extended to February 16, 2021


This Mask Mandate for Jefferson County took effect on Tuesday, February 2, 2021  starting at 12:01 a.m. and is extended until 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2021.  

This will be re-evaluated at that time. Jefferson County Health Officer Crystal VanHoutan also strongly recommends that any and all mass gathering be limited to no more than 75 persons.

 For more information:  February 2, 2021 Press Release


Mask Mandate Extended to February 1, 2021


This Mask Mandate for Jefferson County took effect on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 starting at 12:01 a.m. and is extended until 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021. 

This will be re-evaluated at that time. Jefferson County Health Officer Crystal VanHoutan also strongly recommends that any and all mass gathering be limited to no more than 75 persons.

 For more information:  January 12 2021 Press Release


Jefferson County Commission has opened the Courthouse to foot traffic as of 1/5/2021.

 

Effective January 5th the Jefferson County Commission has opened the Courthouse to foot traffic. Masks and social distancing requirements remain in effect until further notice. 
Note: This change effects only the Courthouse.
Below is an excerpt of the January 4th Commissioner meeting regarding the Courthouse status.

"Starting 1/5/2021, to accommodate business that is not easily conducted by other means, the Courthouse will be open to public foot traffic. The public is advised that all recommended public health measures will remain in place, including a requirement for masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Citizens are encouraged to contact specific departments to discuss options besides in-person service in order to accommodate needs and limit the foot traffic as much as possible." Wayne moved that the courthouse only(other county buildings will continue in their current status) be open to public foot traffic beginning on January 5th for the purpose of conducting business that is not easily conducted by other means and that the public be advised that all recommended public health measures will remain in place, including a requirement for wearing masks, social distancing and had washing. The public is also encouraged to contact specific offices to discuss options besides in-person service. Richard seconded. All voted in favor of the motion. By consensus, the board also clarified that they intent to extend the mask mandate in the future. 



Jefferson County Internal Changes due to COVID-19 Limiting Foot Traffic in Buildings

The Jefferson County Commissioners encourage citizens to conduct necessary business by phone or by electronic means on as of 11/17/20 .

Effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Jefferson County will be limiting public access to Jefferson County departments and offices to access by appointment only.

This step is to take preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus illness,

  For more information: 11-17-2020 Press Release


 Jefferson County Requiring Mask or Face Coverings in Public as of 11/09/20. 


Due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County over the last seven days, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in the regular Commission meeting today voted to rescind their previous opt-out of the Kansas Governor Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-52 – Requiring masks or other face coverings in public. 

This Mask Mandate for Jefferson County will take effect on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 starting at 12:01 a.m. and extend until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020. This will be re-evaluated at that time. Jefferson County Health Officer Crystal VanHoutan also strongly recommends that any and all mass gathering be limited to no more than 75 persons.

 For more information: JFCO Press release 11-09-2020

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