UPDATE: The official announcement for the face mask order was made during the commissioners meeting this morning. It will go into effect Tuesday and will require all adults to wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible.
If you live in Elkhart County, no more skipping the masks as you head out for the day.
The Goshen News is reporting that the county health department will be issuing a mandatory face mask order. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box met with county commissioners on Monday, June 29, and recommended the order.
The order says you must wear a mask when you can’t social distance, and all employees or visitors to Elkhart businesses must wear one too.
Elkhart’s coronavirus cases have doubled in recent weeks, reporting 48 new cases Sunday.
The rest of Indiana moves into stage 5 of the reopening plan on July 6th, but State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box told Elkhart commissioners, she doesn’t recommend they do the same.
Elkhart County now has a mandatory face mask order. Dr Kristina Box of the state health department speaks to county commissioners this morning. Box recommended a mask order and Dr. Lydia Mertz, health officer announced she is requiring masks be worn in public. pic.twitter.com/olAtICHH2D
— The Goshen News (@YourGoshenNews) June 29, 2020
We will have more details with this story as they become available.