Holcomb signs the face mask order for Indiana; does not include criminal penalties

first_img Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – July 24, 2020 5 821 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleEarly morning stabbing in South Bend Friday, one arrestedNext articleThe Elkhart Education Foundation is seeking donations to help teachers Tommie Lee WhatsApp Google+ Holcomb signs the face mask order for Indiana; does not include criminal penalties WhatsApp (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb officially issued the face-covering executive order Friday afternoon, and contradicted his original announcement in one important area.The order, which you can read here, did NOT include criminal penalties for failing to wear a mask.In the order Holcomb said state and local health departments will be responsible for enforcing compliance, and will provide education about the importance of wearing face coverings to hep stop the spread of COVID-19.The order is in effect through at least August 26th, and lists several exemptionslast_img read more

Cuomo Extends PAUSE Initiative Until May 15

first_imgNew York State Image.ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that he has extended New York State’s PAUSE initiative until May 15 for all non-essential workers throughout the state. Originally the order was extended until April 29. The Governor is continuing to take an aggressive approach to fighting the spread of coronavirus in the state.Points within the pause order include:All non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; andUse precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more