St. Joseph County Health Officer rescinds health order including mask order
After the Centers for Disease Control modified its mask recommendations for fully vaccinated people, St. Joseph County Health Officer Robert Einterz rescinded the county health order requiring face coverings in certain circumstances. The county council's mask order remains in effect.
Individual businesses can still implement mask requirements if they choose too and at Fiddler's Hearth they'll be lifted during special events like tastings and live music shows, but you can still expect to see them during normal business hours.
“When we’re open to the general public until there’s herd immunity or everybody gets vaccinated or whatever I think it’s gonna be business as usual except for those special events," said Meehan.
Einterz also said he is going to encourage the county council to rescind its related ordinance.
The CDC changed its recommendations Thursday saying fully vaccinated people can go without a mask or physically distancing in enclosed spaces as long as it doesn't contradict other rules or regulations.
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or two weeks after their single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
If you are not fully vaccinated or acquired immunity, you should continue to use face coverings when 6-feet of distance cannot be maintained in an enclosed space.