News Flash

City of Manhattan News

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mask Ordinance Expires at 11:59 PM May 16, 2021

The City of Manhattan face mask ordinance is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 16. The threat of the coronavirus is decreasing in the Manhattan area, and the positivity rate in Riley County has been less than 5% for the past three months.  Starting Monday, May 17, people will no longer be required to wear face masks inside City buildings or outside on City job sites.

Masks will continue to be required at federal facilities, at airports, and for anyone using public transportation such as buses. 

Private businesses may still require customers or visitors to wear masks even after local government mask mandates are lifted. This is similar to the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” policy you’ve seen before at businesses. This applies before and after May 17.

The City Commission room at City Hall will be back to full capacity starting at the May 18 City Commission meeting. Advisory Boards, Committees and Task Forces will have the option to meet virtually, in person, or a combination of both. Check meeting agenda's for details on whether meetings will be held in person and/or broadcast for the public. 

In addition to being able to submit public comment during City Commission meetings in-person, there will still be the availability to submit direct public comments to City Commission on the city's website through an online form. A link to do so will be available on each meeting agenda. 

People are encouraged to continue practicing healthy hand hygiene and protective behaviors, including handwashing and social distancing. The community has shown compassion, perseverance, and patience as we have worked through this crisis together. If we continue to show each other respect and courtesy, we will emerge from the pandemic a stronger community.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Manhattan News

2022 City Budget Approved

Posted on: September 29, 2021
photo of levee on Kansas River side

Levee Project Moving Forward

Posted on: September 24, 2021
photo of a child's feet pedaling a tricycle

Volunteers to Help Build Kid's Bike Park

Posted on: September 9, 2021
back 9 2

FUZE: An Aggieville Development Project

Posted on: August 24, 2021
Clear the Shelter logo with photo of puppy and kitten

Pet Poolooza and Clear the Shelters

Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Sanitary Sewer Line Maintenance

Posted on: July 12, 2021
photo of steam rising from manhole cover on Wreath Avenue

2021 Cured-in-Place Pipe Projects

Posted on: June 28, 2021
Rina Neal photo

Rina Neal Named Finance Director

Posted on: March 22, 2021
photo of fire apparatus and personnel working to put out a fire

House Fire Damages Attic

Posted on: February 8, 2021
architectural drawing of Stonehven Park

Stonehaven Master Plan

Posted on: January 25, 2021
photo of house key hanging from doorknob

Kansas Eviction Protection Program

Posted on: November 2, 2020
pollinator pockets graphic

Take the Pollinator Pockets Survey

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Manhattan Fire Department logo

Manhattan Fire Fighters Test Positive

Posted on: October 23, 2020
sinkhole 8-21-20

8/21/20 Sink Hole - Leavenworth & Third

Posted on: August 21, 2020