UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR – WEARING OF MASKS
As of Friday, July 3rd the Governor of Kansas has mandated through Executive Order 20-52 the wearing of a mask, while in public. Sedgwick County strongly recommends following the provisions in this order. The City of Clearwater will take the following actions;
All city employees will wear a mask when in direct contact with the public; when in common spaces at their workplace or outdoors, when social distancing cannot be maintained in work areas.
- City employees will not wear a mask if such actions will create a risk to personal health or otherwise create a safety concern.
- City employees will not wear a mask if working with a person who is hearing impaired and relies on seeing a person’s mouth to communicate. Please advise the City employee if you need this accommodation.
- Anyone entering any city building (City Hall, Senior Center, Police Department, Fire/EMS building, etc.) must wear a mask. A mask must be worn when outdoors and on city property (parks, ball fields, and aquatic center) when social distancing cannot be maintained.
- No masks will be allowed if a person or their attorney appears at Municipal Court.
- While the aquatic center will remain open, the wearing of a mask is required when social distancing cannot be maintained. A mask is not required while in the water swimming in the pool.
- Masks are not required for children aged 5 and under. Children aged 2 and under should not wear a mask due to other safety concerns.
- 4th of July Fireworks Event will be held as scheduled. The city fireworks will be set off near the sports complex and there should be great viewing from many different spots to include the high school parking lot. Families are encouraged to gather together. Large groups, of people who are not immediate family members should either wear masks or maintain social distancing.
In addition to maintaining social distancing (keeping six feet of space between you and others) and wearing a face mask if social distancing is not an option, you are encouraged to wash your hands often with soap and water, cover all coughs and sneezes, and please stay at home if you are ill.
While the City will enforce the requirements to wear a mask in order to enter any city building, the City of Clearwater will not take direct action against those that do not comply in other areas of the city.