Elkhart County Commissioners have joined in on the call for residents to wear their face masks out in public. Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday supporting the new face mask guidelines from the county health department.
Those recommendations are that Elkhart County residents wear masks in public facilities, outdoor events, and even in private homes if social distancing isn’t possible. The resolution also advises people keep gathers at less than 50 people, even though the states Stage 4 statues allows up to 250.
According to stats from Elkhart County Health Officer Lydia Mertz, the county has seen almost 11-hundred confirmed cases over the past three weeks. That does not include any newly confirmed cases this week.