Gov. Eric Holcomb does not support making mail-in absentee voting available to all registered Indiana voters for the general election due to COVID-19.
Restaurants have taken different approaches to how to observe the governor's mask order, including asking politely, denying customers service if they don't wear a mask, and requesting that they wait outside for their order if they don't. Diners often however aren't expected to wear masks the entire time when dining out, as many restaurants have already spaced tables six feet apart.
"Holcomb's statewide mandate ... is the type of clarity we needed in a time when COVID-19 infections are growing at home and abroad."
Mask politics is making for some strange bedfellows in the Hoosier State.
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 Lake County Health Department does not have the staff or resources to ensure full compliance with its order that everyone in the county wear face masks in public places when social distancing is not possible.
Dr. Chandana Vavilala, Lake County's health officer, said Monday she determined a mask order is needed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is keeping the reopening of Indiana's economy on pause for at least two more weeks.
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.