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City of Dodge City Commission Passes Mask Ordinance
Dodge City, Kansas— The City of Dodge City Commission passed an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks or other face coverings in public spaces in Dodge City at their meeting on Monday, November 16. The consideration of this ordinance was brought forth due to the significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases within Ford County and the state of Kansas as a whole.
The ordinance, which became effective at the time of its passing with a majority vote from the Commission of 4-1, will remain in effect until February 15, 2021, unless extended or rescinded at an earlier date by a majority vote of the City Commission.
Essential points of the ordinance include but are not limited to:
- A face covering must be worn in any indoor public space where distancing of 6 ft is not possible at all times.
- Businesses must require employees, customers, visitors, and members of the public to wear a face-covering in any space where employees are working and customers or other workers are present.
- Not complying with the ordinance is a ticketable misdemeanor offense with a maximum fine of $25.
- Exemptions are provided in the ordinance for a variety of reasonable circumstances; these include persons under 5-years-old and persons with medical conditions that prevent wearing a mask. The entire list of exemptions is found in section __ of the ordinance.
- The Commission will review the ordinance approximately every 30 days during the scheduled Commission meeting on the third Monday of the month.
For questions regarding the ordinance, please email [email protected], or call 620-225-8100.
The full ordinance can be found at https://www.dodgecity.org/DocumentCenter/View/10255/Ordinance-3746.