Hamilton County extends mask mandate for 30 days


Hamilton County Commissioners have extended Resolution No. 7-31-20-02 for another 30 days. The policy requires county employees and people visiting county buildings to wear a face covering when inside all county-owned buildings. Not wearing a mask is only excused for documented medical and health risks.

Indiana’s mask mandate ends April 6, at which time it will change to a mask advisory. The commissioners’ resolution supersedes the state order in all Hamilton County buildings.

“We want to continue to do everything we can to protect the health and well-being of our employees, our vendors, and our visitors,” Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman stated. “While our county’s positivity rate is headed in the right direction, we’re not out of the woods yet. We’ll continue to watch the numbers and revisit the issue again next month.”

Face coverings are still mandatory in all state buildings and all vaccination and COVID-19 testing sites. K-12 schools also will still be expected to follow current mask requirements.