The St. Joseph County Health Office has extended the COVID mask order through May 27.
Dr. Robert Einterz renewed the mask order Monday afternoon, which calls for people to wear masks in any enclosed public place or workplace.
Einterz said that there should be no further extension beyond that date. The order had been set to expire on Wednesday.
The new order also calls on businesses to continue to have hand sanitizer available at entrances for customers. He also made mention in his statement of the recent rise in cases of COVID variants from California and the UK.