GOP Indiana Gov To Issue Statewide Mask Mandate

Indianapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will sign an executive order that will require masks for all Hoosiers effective Monday, July 27. Holcomb said he will sign the executive order Thursday.

“When I asked you months ago to hunker down, you did. We did. We slowed the spread. It’s just factual. We protected our hospitals,” Holcomb said. “While we have continued to fare better than many other states, now we have to hunker down in a different way. Which is why wearing masks will become the fashion of the day.”

Face coverings will be required for those 8 years and older in public indoor spaces, public transportation and outside public spaces when it’s not possible to social distance.