Contact:

Azmain Ashraf

azmain@kansasdems.org

April 1, 2021

 

WHILE VACCINATION NUMBERS RISE ACROSS KANSAS, KANSAS GOP REVERSES THE STATE’S MASK MANDATE

Topeka, KS – While Kansas continues to ramp up its vaccination efforts with vaccination rates doubling across Kansas in March, a new surge in COVID-19 numbers should not be viewed as ‘scare tactics.’ Instead of working with the Governor to protect Kansans, Kansas Republicans look to turn the dial back on progress by reversing Governor Kelly’s mask mandate. In response to this development, KDP Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt released the following statement:

“Kansas Republicans have spread misinformation, promoted conspiracy theories, and just straight up lied to provide justification for reversing Governor Kelly’s mask mandate. This is a highly irresponsible and partisan decision and will have real-life consequences on the safety and well-being of every Kansan. As we ramp up our vaccination efforts in Kansas, we must continue to wear our masks and follow social distancing guidelines as we work to make progress towards normal.”