CORONAVIRUS: Local law enforcement won't demand special documents if shelter-in-place order is issued Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Local law enforcement won't demand special documents if shelter-in-place order is issued KVOE News file photo

With rumors growing about city and county residents needing special paperwork in the case of a shelter-in-place order, Emporia Police and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office have issued a statement trying to put that matter to rest.

Mirroring a comment from Lyon County Attorney Marc Goodman on KVOE’s Newsmaker 2 segment Tuesday, a news release says neither agency will stop people out and about in the community unless they are breaking the law or, as the news release says, “your daily routine will not be affected by law enforcement unless your daily routine involves breaking the law.”

Emporia Police and the Sheriff’s Office both say they recognize the need for businesses and government to operate and they recognize the need for people to travel to get their essential supplies if a shelter-in-place order comes down from Lyon County Public Health.

Local law enforcement is also echoing comments from local health and government officials to take all necessary precautions, including social distancing, frequent handwashing and staying home as much as possible.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:16