(La Porte County, IN) - In response to a record-breaking rise in COVID-19 cases locally, the La Porte County Commissioners have issued a mask advisory for all La Porte County government buildings.
In La Porte County, officials reported over 300 new cases on Monday and over 200 new cases on Tuesday. In addition, La Porte County government department heads will be allowed to decide whether to impose a mask mandate in their respective offices.
Commissioner Sheila Matias says it’s about keeping employees safe and the county government fully functional.
“If the whole treasurer’s staff gets COVID that means that office cannot function and function efficiently. The same with E-911. If our E-911 goes down, we’re in trouble,” Matias said.
Matias also read a letter from former La Porte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora. The Michigan City physician is urging people to get vaccinated, saying the only patients of his who died from COVID were those who were not vaccinated.