INDIANAPOLIS — Starting July 9, face masks will be required in public in Marion County for anyone who is in a public setting.
The Marion County Health Department mandate requires face coverings to be worn by residents whenever they are in a public setting or unable to maintain adequate social distancing of at least six feet while in an outdoor public setting.
The requirement does not apply to individuals who are:
- Two years of age or younger
- Unable to wear a face-covering for a physical, mental or health-related reason
- Hearing or speaking impaired individuals for whom a face covering would be an obstacle for communication
- In a hospital or other healthcare facility in circumstances where a face covering would impede proper care
- Alone in a public building
- Traveling in their vehicle
- Working at a job where wearing a mask would present a safety risk
- Seated at a restaurant, bar or another establishment that serves food or drink and are eating or drinking (If you are not eating or drink you must wear a mask)
- Engaged in outdoor physical exercise such as running, jogging, bicycling, walking or swimming in groups under 25
- Exercising indoors and doing an activity that is incompatible with wearing a face covering
- Experiencing an emergency situation in which they lack the time or means to put on a face covering
Marion County is still providing face masks - free of charge - to any resident who doesn't already have one. You can apply for one by CLICKING HERE.