Monroe County, IU issue mask mandates

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — Monroe County announced Wednesday that it is reinstating a county-wide disguise mandate, citing concerns of increasing COVID-19 cases successful the area.

The Monroe County Board of Health met with section wellness officials connected Tuesday to sermon the renewal of coronavirus regulations successful the midst of the surging delta variant.

According to the Monroe County Health Department, the pursuing mandate volition spell into effect Wednesday astatine noon: Everyone indispensable deterioration a look shield, look covering oregon disguise erstwhile successful an indoor nationalist abstraction erstwhile the region is successful a yellow, orangish oregon reddish advisory level.

As of Thursday, Monroe County is successful Indiana’s advisory level of yellow. The Board of Health said that it volition revisit its determination astatine aboriginal meetings.

Indiana University besides announced Wednesday that it volition necessitate students, faculty, unit and visitors to deterioration masks indoors opening Thursday. The assemblage said this applies to each of its campuses — IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast.

The schoolhouse said it volition revisit the request and marque changes arsenic needed based connected section data.

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