TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced Monday she is implementing a statewide mask policy.
The policy is set to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3.
Kelly says that as of that time, every Kansan in a public space will need to wear a mask.
In support of her decision, Kelly said that places where masks are being worn, such as dentist offices or hair salons, have not reported any COVID-19 clusters.
It’s places where they aren’t being worn, Kelly said, where the clusters have been reported.
“We have enough data to prove masks work,” Kelly said.