Local Health Order No. 12 was issued by local health officer Julie Gibbs and will take effect on Wednesday.
The previous order — which also would have taken effect Wednesday — would have allowed gathering sizes of 100 and increased gathering size to 250 on June 17.
The decision comes after Gov. Laura Kelly said the recommendations of her administration and state health officials is to continue limiting gatherings to 45 people.
Andrew Adams works behind the scenes to prepare Riley County for emergencies like the pandemic
“In light of the [Kansas Department of Health and Environment] recommendation, and the increase in cases for Riley County over the weekend, we made the decision to alter the order,” Gibbs said in the release.
Earlier on Tuesday, Riley County documented its second COVID-19 related death. On Monday, the local number of positives rose to 71 following three new positive tests.