The Dubois County Health Department said Tuesday that the county would be following the latest guidance passed down from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's office, transforming the statewide mask mandate into a mask advisory.
The new guidance on masks, social distancing, and more, is outlined in Gov. Holcomb's newest Executive Order, which went into effect on Tuesday, April 6.
As a mask advisory, masks are still required in a few situations - like on state-owned property, at COVID-19 testing or vaccination sites, and at schools.
Beyond that, the decision to require masks falls on local leaders. In Evansville, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke also made the call to fall in line with Gov. Holcomb's guidance.
Despite the decision at the city or county level however, local businesses can still choose to enforce mask-wearing within their own facilities.
DCHD, much like the Vanderburgh County Health Department, continues to encourage the public to wear a mask when social distancing can't be maintained.