Mayor Winnecke Extends Evansville Mask Mandate

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has extended his Executive Order that makes masks mandatory throughout the River City.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 1:34 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2020 9:34 AM

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced on Tuesday, July 21, that Executive Order 2020-1, which makes masks mandatory throughout the City of Evansville, will be in effect for another seven days.

Mayor Winnecke said that though he has maintained that the government "shouldn't have to require citizens to do what's right," the decision to extend the Executive Order was made based on elevated day-to-day data and the advice of the Reopen Evansville Task Force's medical advisory group.

The Executive Order issued by Evansville's mayor orders all persons of at least six years of age within Evansville to wear a clean face mask at any time during which they will be in contact with people who don't live in the same home as them, in all indoor public areas including public transportation, all schools unless social distancing can be maintained, and outdoors when social distance cant be maintained.

The order also comes with a list of what the mayor called "common sense" exemptions - 19 of them altogether.

The Executive Order went into effect on July 15 and was set to be in expire on July 22 at midnight until the mayor announced his extension on Tuesday.

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