Bar, restaurant shift screenings now “strongly recommended” after vote by county commissioners

The screenings are now listed as a "strongly recommended" in the new health order. (Illustration by Abigail Compton | Collegian Media Group)

On Aug. 10, the Riley County Commissioners voted to remove bar and restaurant shift screening requirements put forward in Local Health Order No. 16. The screenings are now listed as a “strongly recommended” in the new health order.

Local health office Julie Gibbs signed Local Health Order No. 17 today to go in effect 12:01 Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The records don’t have to be made available to the Riley County Health Department. Bars or restaurants who want to voluntarily submit screenings can contact the health department.

The new health order still prohibits serving patrons at bars and requires dance floors to be closed.

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