June 22, 2021

With no more mandate, Johnson County businesses make their own mask rules — here’s how it’s going

Johnson County may have lifted its countywide mask mandate, but many businesses are still encouraging — and, in some cases, requiring — customers wear masks on their premises.

Filling Station Coffee, 7420 Johnson Drive, is one of these establishments. Mikala Roach said.

Places like Overland Park’s Filling Station, across the street from Shawnee Mission North, are among businesses still asking guests to wear masks.

Filling Station is owned by FairWave Coffee Collective, which operates several cafes in the Kansas City metro with locations on both sides of State Line Road.

Mikala Roach, manager at the Johnson Drive location, said FairWave decided to maintain its mask policy metrowide and still require masks when not eating or drinking at all locations.

Roach said over the past week since Johnson County’s mandate expired, customers have been complying without…

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