Mask Up

As of July 27th, per Governor's EO 20-37, all Hoosiers must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when:

  • Inside a business, public building, or other indoor place open to the public. This does not apply to private offices and workspaces in which social distancing can be maintained.
  • In an outdoor public space wherever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Using public transportation or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle.

State and local health departments will enforce compliance through education about the importance of wearing face coverings and dispelling misconceptions.

As of July 27th, per Governor's EO 20-37, all Hoosiers must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when:

  • Inside a business, public building, or other indoor place open to the public. This does not apply to private offices and workspaces in which social distancing can be maintained.
  • In an outdoor public space wherever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Using public transportation or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle.

State and local health departments will enforce compliance through education about the importance of wearing face coverings and dispelling misconceptions.

Resources

Show your commitment! Mask Up Hoosier Campaign

Wear & Maintain It Properly

Masks only work when worn and maintained properly. Follow these guidelines for medical grade and fabric masks to ensure your health and the health of those around you!

How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely.
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How to wear a medical mask safely.
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Research

Scientists Test Which Masks Work Best by Filming People Coughing And Sneezing in Them (July 2020)

World Health Organization Guidance (June 2020): WHO has updated its guidance to advise that to prevent COVID-19 transmission effectively in areas of community transmission, governments should encourage the general public to wear masks in specific situations and settings as part of a comprehensive approach to suppress COVID-19 transmission (page 6).

Proceedings of the Royal Society A: A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic (June 2020): We conclude that facemask use by the public, when used in combination with physical distancing or periods of lock-down, may provide an acceptable way of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and re-opening economic activity.

Nature: Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks (April 2020): Our results indicate that surgical face masks could prevent transmission of human coronaviruses and influenza viruses from symptomatic individuals.

National Library of Medicine: Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks (April 2020): Overall, we find that combinations of various commonly available fabrics used in cloth masks can potentially provide significant protection against the transmission of aerosol particles.

CDC: Effectiveness of Cloth Masks for Protection Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (Oct 2020): In community settings, however, cloth masks may be used to prevent community spread of infections by sick or asymptomatically infected persons, and the public should be educated about their correct use

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