In response to the void created by the veto of HB 2054 by the Governor on May 26th, Cowley County Public Health Officer Thomas Langer has issued a local public health order specific to COVID-19. The local order is now in effect, and it basically adopts the current framework of the plan to Reopen Kansas as guidance but allows for the guidance to be amended locally to fit local needs of the county so long as the
public health indicators connected to COVID-19 remain stable or in decline. The plan essentially holds in place everything COVID-19 related as it currently exists in Cowley County. Langer says it makes little sense to keep our county restricted unnecessarily yet we must remain deliberate and not just abandon all the precautions that have been working in Cowley County. He said Cowley County will continue to rely upon the health science available from the State Health Department and the CDC and will incorporate local public health conditions to make the best and most prudent decisions to protect the health of county residents as we all now expand our social and business interactions.