The Fishers Health Dept. recently approved a mask mandate to go in effect 8 a.m. July 24.
Starting July 24, every individual in Fishers must properly wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth when in an indoor place other than a private residence or when outdoors in the event social distancing is not possible.
Fishers residents or those visiting Fishers will be required to wear a cloth face-covering in all public indoor facilities, including retail and grocery stores; restaurants, bars and entertainment venues; salons and personal care facilities; gyms and fitness centers; office and commercial buildings and government buildings.
If a public indoor location refuses to enforce the mask mandate, enforcement actions by the Fishers Health Dept. may be taken.
“The primary purpose of this order is intended to educate, encourage and persuade individuals to wear face-coverings,” a press release from the Fishers Health Dept. stated.
The mask mandate does not apply to children less than 5 years old, individuals who are hearing or speaking impaired, individuals alone in a room in a public building, individuals traveling in their own vehicles, individuals engaged in an activity such as swimming, individuals seated at a restaurant, bar or other establishment serving food and drinks while they are eating and drinking, individuals whose religious beliefs prevents them from wearing a mask and other scenarios. For those with concerns about the mask mandate should call the Fishers Health Dept. Coronavirus Hotline at 317-595-3211.
For more, visit fishers.in.us/coronavirus.