Mask Mandate in Effect

Holcomb’s Mask Up Hoosiers plan enforces mask wearing statewide

This past Wednesday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced a mask mandate going into effect this upcoming Monday.  Here are the determining factors behind the decision.

  • Getting children back to school and keeping businesses open and operating.
  • An increase in Covid-19 positivity rate.
  • An increase in the number of Hoosiers hospitalized for COVID-19.
  • Additional counties seeing more cases.
  • An increase in cases and positivity rates in neighboring states.

Hoosiers that are required to wear a mask include any person 8 years or older in indoor public spaces, commercial entities, transportation services, or in outside public spaces where you cannot socially distance.

Mask enforcement in schools include those in grades 3 and up, faculty and staff, volunteers, and any other persons within a school’s campus.

Co-curricular and extracurricular activities must be done while wearing a mask with the exception of strenuous physical activity.

Those who have a medical condition that could be aggravated by wearing a mask, eating, drinking, and strenuous physical activity all qualify for exceptions.

Masks are strongly recommended for children between the ages of 2 to 7.