By JOHN HANNA, Related Press
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly stated Monday that she is contemplating recommending that Kansas counties shut down bars once more and restrict public gatherings to 15 individuals in hopes of reversing a resurgence in reported coronavirus instances that’s making the state’s earlier work to examine it “for naught.”
Kelly stated she is going to push subsequent week to shut bars and decrease the restrict on gatherings from 45 individuals if the state does not get the unfold of the novel coronavirus beneath higher management.
The Democratic governor can difficulty orders calling for statewide restrictions, however the state’s 105 counties are allowed to choose out of her directives beneath a legislation enacted final month as a compromise between her and the Republican-controlled Legislature. Prime GOP lawmakers have been crucial of Kelly’s dealing with of the pandemic, arguing that it is inappropriate for her to impose “one measurement suits all” measures on a state the place the variety of infections per 1,000 residents varies extensively.
Kelly stated throughout a Statehouse information convention that she does not need to “go backwards” on reopening the state’s financial system after she locked it down for 5 weeks, from late March till early June. However she stated, “We are able to and we should do…