As of Thursday, Aug. 12 at 7:00 a.m., everyone will once again be required to wear masks while inside city-owned buildings in Evansville, Indiana.
The new mask requirement going into effect Thursday also applies to the Civic Center Complex, which includes the Vanderburgh County Courts System building.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Authority originally announced the decision to mandate masks at the Civic Center Complex, saying the decision was made due to the high number of new positive COVID-19 cases in the area.
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke later said that the city would follow suit, mandating masks in all facilities owned and operated by the City of Evansville.
As for city employees, it will be up to individual department heads/elected officials as to whether or not they'll have to wear a mask while in their own offices.
The rule applies to everyone whether vaccinated or not and will be in place until further notice dependent on COVID-19 conditions in the area.