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Council Update


The City Council understands the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic and is striving to support all our citizens and businesses in this time of crisis. We hope that in this unprecedented time that we can support and respect each of our neighbors and be sensitive to their needs. The Council was very appreciative of all who took the time to share their viewpoints which were equally divided. The current County Commission, after consultation with the County Health Officer, voted to exempt Osage County from the Governor’s Order for mandating masks . This exemption would require that the City pass a specific ordinance to mandate the use of masks. As with all ordinances, the City must address the feasibility of enforcing that ordinance. In consultation with our law department, the council struggled with enforcement of a mandate for masks and after significant consideration they voted not to pass a mask mandate. This vote is consistent with the County Health Office guidance.
The City of Overbrook strongly encourages the citizens to protect themselves and others by follow the county guidelines. Prevention measures include social distancing, wearing of masks when in public settings, washing hands frequently and stay at home if you are sick or have weakened immune system. In addition, you should refrain from travel to high-risk areas.
For full guidelines please refer to the follow:
Osage County Health Department Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/osagecohealthdept/
Osage County, COVID-19 Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Osage-County-Covid-19-110249017270887/
KDHE: www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus or CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Mayor Jon Brady