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Shelby County to follow Gov. Holcomb's orders as mask mandate ends Tuesday

The Shelby County Health Department made it official Monday.  Through a press release the department announced its intent for the county to follow Governor Holcomb’s orders.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently announced the mask-wearing mandate will be lifted Tuesday.


Masks will still be required in all state buildings and at vaccination and COVID-19 testing sites, but nowhere else unless counties and local governments require them for entrance.


School systems in the state will stick with mask wearing during school hours and at school events until the end of the school year.


The Shelby County Health Department also notes that “customers in restaurants, bars and nightclubs will no longer be required by the state to be seated.  Six feet of spacing between tables and other seating will still be recommended as is spacing between non-household parties.”


Face coverings will remain mandatory in all county / city buildings and facilities and in all vaccination and Covid testing sites until further notice,


Private businesses and other entities may institute more stringent guidelines.