Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that state COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask mandate, will expire April 6, and all Hoosiers age 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine March 31.
The Hoosier State will not immediately be joining Texas and Mississippi in scrapping the governor’s directive for individuals to wear a face mask in public places.
The poll found Republican President Donald Trump is the choice of 49% of likely Indiana voters while 42% favor former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and 6% are undecided.
Mask politics is making for some strange bedfellows in the Hoosier State.
The following retailers, restaurants and grocers have announced mask mandates at all of their stores nationwide in response to the coronavirus…
The statewide mandate for Hoosiers to wear masks in public places also will apply inside school buildings for faculty, staff and students in grades three through 12.
Indiana is requiring Hoosiers to wear face masks in all public places beginning Monday.
The mandate comes after local retailers, including Jewel-Osco, Walmart, Strack & Van Til and Meijer, are set to require customers wear masks while shopping beginning this week.
Bucking the trend of other city leaders shutting down lakefront access, Mayor Jerome Prince said he is keeping the city's beachfront open. He is also mandating face masks.
A widespread mask mandate will be in effect starting at midnight Friday in LaPorte County.
Two of the department's five nurses recently resigned, and two more are off work, leaving just a single nurse on-duty to field more than 200 calls and emails a day relating to COVID-19.