Health officials in Douglas County are proposing an updated order that would remove mass gathering restrictions, but keeps indoor capacity restrictions and other mandates

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, mass gatherings are only allowed with 50 people or fewer. But, the new order would get rid of that cap.

An indoor capacity limit of 50% would remain on indoor businesses and most public venues.

The order would allow businesses to opt out of that limit if they provide written notice to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and post a sign notifying patrons at their front entrance.

The mask mandate would stay in effect. Businesses must also adhere to social distancing.

If the new order is approved by a majority of the County Commission, it would take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 15.