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The Lake County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to reject a proposal to require masks be worn by all students, personnel, and visitors inside every school in the county, including private and charter schools.
The Lake County Council is poised to decide Tuesday whether to require face masks be worn by all students attending any elementary, middle, or high school in the county, including private and charter schools.
All employees and visitors inside Lake County government buildings again are required to wear face masks, and a similar mask mandate soon may apply to all school buildings in the county.
Statewide, a total of 2,507 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, the highest number of new daily cases since late January, and a whopping 735% increase compared to one month earlier.
The county health officer told the Lake County Council Tuesday she's working with the Lake County Board of Health to develop policies aimed at reducing the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
Individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 still should get the coronavirus vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones from the continuing spread of the ever-changing virus.
Indiana crossed an important threshold in its fight against COVID-19 Wednesday with exactly half the state's residents age 12 and up now considered fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.