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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Masks Strongly Recommended Indoors at City-Operated Facilities

sign graphic that will be posted at City facilities with text "masks strongly recommended"

(MANHATTAN, KS – October 26, 2021) Starting Wednesday, October 27, 2021, City of Manhattan staff and visitors are no longer required to wear masks inside City-operated facilities. Face masks are strongly recommended inside City facilities for vaccinated or unvaccinated people aged two and older. Masks are still required at the Manhattan Regional Airport based on federal transportation requirements.

“The situation in Manhattan has improved,” said City Manager Ron Fehr. “Thankfully, the community has seen a downward trend in the percent positive as well as the number of new cases and hospitalizations. We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action to protect the safety of employees and visitors.”   

Individual businesses and organizations may continue to require masks as they see fit. There is no City-wide mask ordinance in effect.

The mission of the City of Manhattan is to sustain order and protect public safety, promote public health, preserve the built environment, and enhance economic vitality. The city supports a regional community in which individuals and families develop and thrive. More information about the City of Manhattan is available online at, on Facebook at /Cityofmanhattan and on Twitter @cityofmhk.

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