COVID-19 Information

Wearing of masks or face coverings is required indoors and is also required outdoors where social distancing of six feet at all times is not possible. More Info Here

Information Regarding COVID-19

Updated: 9/9/20

Visit Wichita is dedicated to the health and well-being of our visitors, and we want to make sure they have the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 specific to our city. We are also committed to assisting our community partners and continue to monitor nationally as well as statewide and locally for all efforts that can assist them​. If you are a Visit Wichita partner, you can find a full list of resources by visiting our partner resources page.

On September 3, the Sedgwick County Health Officer issued an order requiring the wearing of face masks or other face coverings, including  face shields (but does not include a covering with a one-way valve or vent), limiting public gatherings to 15 people, and limiting bars and nightclubs to 50% capacity and a 11:00 pm curfew (curbside and carryout services allowed after 11:00 pm). The 15-person limit does not define the maximum at an event (weddings and other activities may exceed that number, as long as each household/close contact group of 15 is separated from the next group of 15 by six feet of open space). Find FAQs here and ongoing updates from Sedgwick County here.

  • In indoor or outdoor public spaces where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained
  • In healthcare settings such as hospitals, pharmacies, physician or dental offices, veterinary clinics, etc
  • On public transportation
  • Employees working in food service

Exceptions:

  • Children five years old or under
  • Persons with medical conditions that prevent wearing a face covering
  • People who are hearing impaired
  • Those eating at a restaurant
  • Participating in some athletic events

The City of Wichita has also passed an ordinance to require the wearing of face masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces within the city limits.

Reopening Wichita & Updates

We are doing our very best to keep event changes updated, but as many across the city have cancelled or postponed, we recommend that you confirm with organizers and businesses owners while following their communications before arriving.

Thank you for following the recommended practices of washing your hands for 20 seconds, using social distancing recommendations of no less than six feet, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, avoiding touching your face, and staying home when you are sick.

You can email COVID19@sedgwick.gov which is monitored by Sedgwick County Health Department, if you have questions about this disease.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Visit Wichita team anytime during business hours at 316-265-2800 if there’s anything we can do to assist you.

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