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Face masks not mandated in Jackson Co
07/02/2020

(KNZA)--Face masks are “ strongly recommended”, but will not be mandated in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Commission, during a special meeting Thursday morning, approved a resolution modifying Governor Kelly's executive order regarding face masks.

County's can approve less stringent order's than the governor's order, which takes effect Friday.

The Commission took the action after consultation with County Health Officer Angie Reith.

It was noted Jackson County currently has only seven active COVID-19 cases.

According to the resolution, its strongly recommended that residents wear a face mask in any setting where six feet distancing cannot be maintained.

In addition, its strongly recommended that residents maintain social distancing, practice appropriate hand washing techniques and stay home if feeling ill.

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