May 15, 2020 3:24 PM

Ellis County will not impose greater COVID-19 restrictions

Posted May 15, 2020 3:24 PM
Jason Kennedy
Jason Kennedy

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post

Jason Kennedy, Ellis County Health Services director, said Friday during a public webinar Ellis County will not impose greater COVID-19 restrictions than the state.

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday a phase 1.5 of the reopening plan. Gyms, barbershops and salons will be able to reopen Monday as planned, but most of the requirements of the phase one reopening will stay in place, including limiting gatherings to 10 people. 

Kennedy said Ellis County's COVID-19 metrics remain the same. It has been 29 days since the onset of the last reported case in Ellis County. The county has had no reported hospitalizations and no deaths.

The county health board will meet again Monday, but Kennedy said he did not anticipate they would recommend any changes.