Masks required beginning July 3

Masks required at Public Market beginning July 3
Posted on 07/02/2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order mandating mask usage means that you’ll need to sport a face covering in most circumstances at the Public Market to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Starting Friday, July 3, if you’re shopping at a merchant stall, placing an order, walking through the market or attending a class, you must wear a mask. You do not need to wear a mask when seated at a table enjoying a meal or beverage.

Under the executive order, people are exempt from wearing a mask “while they are eating are drinking, provided they maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together or are seated together) with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.”

Masks are also not required for children age five and younger, people with certain medical conditions or people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Other exemptions also apply.

While wearing a mask is an important way to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you continue to take these steps when you visit the Market:

  • Be patient, flexible and kind as everyone gets used to these changes.
  • Consider using carryout, curbside delivery and third-party delivery options, when available.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing signs or symptoms of the virus.
  • Be mindful to stay at least six feet away from other patrons and staff while in the Market.
  • Before moving tables, please ask a Market staff member.
  • Use the hand sanitizer stations available.
  • Do not come to the Market with groups larger than 10 people. 

We are continuing to take the following steps to protect our customers, merchants and staff:

  • Tables are spaced at least six feet apart to meet social distancing guidelines, and seating is limited to groups of 10 customers or less.
  • We’ve placed signs on the floor to indicate proper social distancing.
  • High-touch surfaces and items are sanitized regularly, including but not limited to – door handles, push bars, tabletops and trash cans. 
  • Market staff wear masks, wash hands often and wear gloves while busing tables.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available for community use.
  • Staff and vendors stay home if they are sick.

Published July 2, 2020