Governor Laura Kelly today issued an executive order rescinding seven pandemic emergency Executive Orders 21-10, 21-12, 21-16, 21-17, 21-18, 21-19, and 21-20. The recession will be effective June 15th for all except orders 21-16 and 21-20, which will be effective June 30th, and 21-10, which will be effective July 15th.
“Ending these pandemic executive orders is one of the final actions we will take to end the state of Kansas’ emergency response,” Governor Kelly said. “Moving forward, we will transition to an emergency response focused on getting our kids vaccinated and providing logistical support to local communities for vaccines and continued COVID-19 testing. Without a disaster declaration in place, we undermine our ability to achieve these priorities and objectives. We owe it to Kansans to finish the job and wind down the state of disaster emergency responsibly.”
Governor Kelly will leave Executive Orders 21-15 and 21-21 in effect to support the state’s ongoing role in COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration, which will be critical to increase vaccinations for school-aged children. Executive Order 21-15 is the only mechanism in place to require COVID-19 testing in certain adult care homes licensed by the state. Executive Order 21-21 grants temporary authority to certain medical personnel to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Continued efforts to vaccinate as many Kansans as quickly as possible will be unnecessarily impeded if it expires.
All orders are rescinded at 11:59 p.m. on the relevant date: