Indiana’s statewide mask mandate extended

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb extends state's mask mandate, updates COVID-19 response

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana’s governor is extending the statewide face mask order that he first issued a month ago aimed at slowing the coronavirus spread.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he was keeping the mask mandate in place for another 30 days.

Holcomb said he was also extending the state’s limits crowd sizes for restaurants, bars and public events until Sept. 25. Those orders were all set to expire late Wednesday unless the governor acted.

Holcomb said he was pleased that the state’s rates of new coronavirus cases have been holding steady and he doesn’t want to see it trending up again.

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