Cities and towns in a Tri-State county have ordered joint resolution to encourage residents to wear masks in public.
Mayors of Jasper, Huntingburg, Ferdinand, Birdseye, as well as Dubois County Commissioners, have announced that residents are recommended to wear masks in public. The order goes into effect immediately. The resolution will remain in place until the statewide emergency for COVID-19 has been released
During a press conference, Dubois County Health Department have noted that positive cases in the county continue to grow "at an alarming rate." Dubois County Health Deparment announced today that there were 16 new positive cases, raising the total of positive cases to 388.
Of the 388 cases, 266 have recovered from COVID-19 and 7 people have lost their lives due to the virus.
The mayors cited recommendations from the CDC that wearing a mask when in close proximity will help slow down or stop the spread of the virus. The resolution does not order residents to wear masks but, strongly urges the public to adhere to it.
Several major-brand stores in the county such as Wal-Mart and CVS has enacted mask requirements that will start in the next couple of weeks.