Dozens of counties opt out of statewide mask mandate

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About 90 counties across Kansas have decided against adopting Gov. Laura Kelly's statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus continues to escalate, according to new data compiled by a top senator's office.

Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's staff has compiled a list showing that 88 of the state's 105 counties have refused to adopt — or have modified — the governor's statewide order requiring masks in public indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.

In some cases, counties decided against adopting the governor's executive order after only seeing a nominal number of coronavirus . . .

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