In Arkansas City, there are no plans to discuss a mask ordinance. Things however are different in Winfield, which has imposed a mandatory mask order that took effect earlier this month. Cowley County Commissioners also have opted not to enforce Governor Laura Kelly’s statewide mask mandate. In Winfield, face coverings are required in any public space where social distancing of six feet is not possible. Violators face a possible $25 fine for the first offense. But in Ark City, Mayor Keren Welch says she believes there is no need to make mask wearing a law, because people already know what they need to do, and even if such a rule was imposed on the residents of Ark City, she says she doesn’t believe it would be effective, saying people could fight a citation in court and would likely win.