County following governor's lead on masks

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department is following the directives set forth by Gov. Eric Holcomb's executive order that modifies county-based measures and restrictions regarding COVID-19.

The executive order went into effect today and includes face covering modifications that, according to a county health department press release, stipulate that every individual within the State of Indiana wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when:

• Inside all state government buildings, offices and facilities, including but not limited to the Indiana Government Center, Indianapolis office locations and other offices or facilities throughout the state;

• Outside on state property where six 6 feet of social distancing cannot be achieved and maintained with individuals who are not in your household;

• At a COVID testing or vaccination site;

• At a K-12 educational facility.

In all other public locations, all individuals within the State of Indiana are encouraged to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth where six 6 feet of social distancing cannot be achieved and maintained between individuals not in the same household.

A mask mandate does remain in place in Dubois County for county-owned buildings.

"Keep in mind, local establishments may still choose to enforce the 'Mask Mandate' within their own facility," the county health department press release states. "Please respect their decision and follow their COVID-19 mitigation plan when asked."




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