Nearly half of Kansas counties with mask mandates

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Counties across Kansas have been gradually reversing course since last summer,  increasingly adopting new mask mandates as COVID-19 spreads rampantly across the state and Gov. Laura Kelly took steps to encourage them to reconsider earlier actions.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, almost half of the state's 105 counties have put mask mandates in place, with many facing a 12:01 a.m. deadline on Wednesday to write their own law, adopt the governor's mandate or opt out completely.

The governor's order allows the counties to craft their own ordinance or fall under the umbrella of her . . .

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