Evansville's mayor says that soon, masks and social distancing will no longer be required in city-owned facilities.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said Friday that effective Tuesday, May 18, masks and social distancing would no longer be required in city-owned facilities.
The requirements will be lifted effective Tuesday because the mayor's Executive Order that currently requires masks in city-owned buildings expires at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
The mayor's office says the decision to allow the order requiring masks in city-owned buildings to expire is in accordance with new guidance issued by the CDC that says fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances:
The Civic Center in Evansville, which is a county-owned building, will also no longer require masks as of Tuesday. Meeting rooms, break rooms, and courtrooms will also return to full capacity, and benches will be put back in the hallways.
Previously, Evansville lifted its mask mandate on April 6 in alignment with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's lifting of the statewide mask mandate, though a mandate remained in place for city-owned buildings until now.