Officials in Kansas’ second most populous county are considering dropping a mask mandate

KANSAS – According to the statement, the Sedgwick County commissioners blame changes in laws on managing the coronavirus pandemic and other emergencies approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and awaiting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s signature.

Commissioners say the measure essentially keeps them from restricting businesses for the rest of the pandemic because it allows people to file lawsuits challenging restrictions.

The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would require all public school districts to offer full-time in-person classes to all students by March 31.

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