Prairie Village becomes first Johnson County city to adopt new citywide mask mandate

Prairie Village mask mandate

Individuals will now be required to wear a mask inside most indoor public spaces in Prairie Village, following the city council's adoption of a mask mandate Monday night. The mandate does offer an exemption for businesses that want to require customers to provide some proof of vaccination upon entering. Above, a Prairie Village business at Corinth Square asks customers to wear a mask inside.

The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved a citywide mask order requiring masks be worn in most public indoor spaces, unless businesses require customers to provide proof of vaccination.

It’s the first Johnson County city to issue its own mask mandate as cases driven by the contagious Delta variant continue to lead to a surge of new cases throughout the Kansas City metro.