City leaders in Jasper, Indiana, are now requiring everyone to wear masks while inside city-owned buildings.
The city's mask mandate went into effect on Thursday and will be in place until further notice, dependant on current COVID-19 data in the area.
Currently, Dubois County is in the "Red" on the state health department's COVID-19 County Metrics Map, which indicates a high rate of COVID-19 spread in the area.
In addition to the new mask rule, Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide says social distancing of six feet will be implemented immediately.
The City is also encouraging everyone to practice good hygiene and to stay home if they're feeling sick.