(La Porte County, IN) - The mask mandate in La Porte County will continue after a statewide mask mandate expires on April 6.
In response to declining COVID-19 cases, the governor recently announced he was lifting the mask mandate on Tuesday but is giving cities and counties the option of continuing with their mask mandates.
La Porte County Health Officer Dr. Sandra Deausy announced today she has resumed the countywide mask mandate until the end of April in response to COVID-19 cases recently beginning to rise again. Deausy said whether the mask mandate is extended into May will be reviewed at the end of the month.
La Porte County Commission President Rich Mrozinski supported the decision to continue on with the mask mandate locally. “Our numbers are going back up. We seem to be going in the wrong direction here,” he said.