Holcomb Signs Executive Order for Indiana Mask Mandate
Updated July 24, 2020
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced a statewide mask mandate that will begin Monday, July 27, and goes through Wednesday, August 26 unless rescinded or extended. The Executive Order, signed July 24, states:
- Every individual within the State of Indiana over eight years old must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when:
- Inside a business, public building or other indoor place open to the public. This does not extend to private offices, private workspaces or meeting in which six feet of social distancing can be maintained between people not in the same household;
- Using public transportation, taxi, private car service or ride sharing vehicle; or
- Outside when you’re not socially or physically distanced by six feet from someone who isn’t in your household.
- All students who are in third grade or above will be required to wear a mask at school – masks may be removed during recess of social distancing can be maintained.
- Masks are required for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, with exceptions for strenuous physical activity.
- Excemptions include (but are not limited to) medical purposes. strenuous physical activity, eating and drinking, and people driving alone or with passengers who are part of the same household.
- Masks will be strongly recommended for those ages 2-7.