(La Porte County, IN) - Officials are responding to grumblings about still having to wear a mask in La Porte County. La Porte County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski said he hears the complaints but the COVID-19 restrictions have not loosened up everywhere.
Mrozinski said the La Porte County Health Officer makes the decision after consulting with local officials and even the governor recently advised that mask mandates continue. He also said people locally are still dying from the virus. “I guess we just continue to bite the bullet and do what we can and rely on the advice of our health professionals,” Mrozinski said.
According to the Indiana Department of Health, the positivity rate in La Porte County today stood at 9.5- percent. Recently, the positivity rate here was slightly above 10-percent.
Six people have died in La Porte County since April 23, according to the ISDH. La Porte County Commissioner Sheila Matias urged people to keep abiding by the restrictions to avoid a sharp rise in cases again with the end of the pandemic seemingly close.
She also asked people who have not been vaccinated to get their shots. “We’re sick of it. I get it. We’re all fed up and we want to go back to life as we once had it, but we’re at the end of the line and we need to continue to be vigilant,” Matias said.
The comments from Mrozinski and Matias were made during Wednesday’s La Porte County Commissioners meeting.