Wyandotte County, which includes Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, and KC Piper High Schools, issued a new public health order today that will go into effect on Friday at 12:01 A.M.
The order impacts all public and private schools as well as higher education and non-professional sports clubs in Wyandotte County.
Prohibited are football, volleyball, and soccer competitions as well as marching band.
Schools may still practice, so as long as social distancing can be properly maintained.
Some of the schools directly impacted by the new public health order include Baldwin, Eudora, Leavenworth, Louisburg, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Paola, Perry-Lecompton, Santa Fe Trail, Shawnee Heights, Spring Hill, Topeka-Hayden, and Tonganoxie.
Practice and conditioning in the winter sports of boys and girls basketball and wrestling are also limited to activities where 6 feet social distancing can always be continuously maintained between individuals.
Sports or activities during the 2020 fall sports season such as debate, speech, tennis, gymnastics, golf, cross county, or other non-contact spirit activity are allowed provided they adhere to the guidelines in the KSHSAA Activity Specific Risk Management Considerations manual.
Frequent sanitizing and cleaning of surfaces and shared equipment is required
Masks must always be worn by athletes and coaches indoors, and outdoors during practice or competition when 6 ft distance cannot be continuously maintained.
All schools and non-professional sports organizations visiting Wyandotte County for competition must strictly adhere to all Wyandotte County Local Health Officer Orders.