Elkhart County makes new recommendations on masks indoors

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart County Health Department is now recommending that all community members wear masks indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Health Department announced Monday that the Centers for Disease Control have labeled Elkhart County as “orange,” meaning the Delta COVID variant is spreading substantially in the County.

Indiana’s advisory level labels Elkhart County as yellow.

For those who are fully vaccinated, the County is asking the community to do the following:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission
  • Wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if they are immunocompromised, are at an increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who fits these two descriptions or are not fully vaccinated
  • If they have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, get tested three to five days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result
  • All teachers, staff, students, and visitors at schools wear masks regardless of vaccination status

Click here to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit the Health Department website to learn more about COVID-19 in Elkhart County.

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