Geary County Commissioners have extended the local health order that was due to expire on Sept. 18 for another 30 days to Oct. 18.
Keith Ascher, Commission Chair, said that was the direction from EOC and gives them time if they want to make changes. "They've got a little bit of breathing room to do that."
The order requires businesses, organizations and non-profit associations to require all employees, customer, visitors, members or members of the public to wear a mask or other face coverings when employees who are working in any space where food is prepared or packed for sale or distribution to others.
It also requires employees in any room or an enclosed area where other people, except those residing together, are present and unable to maintain a six foot distance. The exception is if there are infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.
All restaurants and bars shall screen each employee before each shift. All restaurants and bars are limited to consumption of food and beverages only at a table via seated or standing service. All seated or non-seated parties must be placed at last six feet apart room other seated parties or, when that isn't feasible, barriers such as plexiglass or other partition shall divide booths or tables closer than six.