The Vanderburgh County Office of the Board of Commissioners announced that the board is issuing an Executive Order, declaring a Local Disaster Emergency for the County that goes into effect on Friday, August 13.
This announcement comes as Covid-19 has high community transmission both locally and nationally.
The order establishes that all persons entering and occupying county offices and buildings will be required to wear an appropriate face mask.
Exceptions to the requirements:
- Those under 3 years old
- Those who are alone in a room or office
- Individuals with deafness
- Persons with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a mask
- Those in a emergency situation that prevents the timely wearing of a mask
- When requested by law enforcement
- When state or federal law otherwise requires removal of mask
The order is effective for 7 days unless extended or amended.
The order also mentions that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb renewed the Public Health Emergency in the state until August 31, 2021, due to the rise in positive Covid-19 cases.