Russell City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Russell County's Decision to Opt Back Into Governor's Executive Order on Masks

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The Russell City Council met Friday and passed a resolution in support of Russell County's decision to opt back into Governor Laura Kelly's Executive Order 20-52 requiring the use of masks.

The resolution states in part that the Council supports behavior consistent with the recommendations of public health officials for exercising community leadership by supporting public health officials during a public health emergency, slowing the spread of COVID-19 and the cold and flu viruses that traditionally increase during the fall and winter, maintaining a manageable patient load within local and regional hospitals, and keeping schools and businesses operational through patronage by the general public.

The resolution is effective immediately.

City Manager Jon Quinday explained who will need to wear masks and when and where.

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The resolution passed five to two with Councilmembers Jim Cross, Dustin Madden, Blaine Stoppel, Michelle Wagner and Mitch Driscoll voting in favor and Aaron Talbott and Monty Morrill voting no.