TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Vigo County Commissioners continue to stand by their decision to not implement a mask mandate despite the county moving to a heightened advisory level for COVID-19.
Vigo County moved into the ‘orange’ advisory level which is the second highest level.
Commissioner Chris Switzer said the decision to continue as planned is to give people the power to make their own decisions.
“We’re giving the responsibility to the community,” Switzer said. “Our announcement was just to tell people that you have the ability to make the best decision for you personally.”
Switzer continued by saying that he, along with other Commissioners, will continue to work with health professionals in the future.
“We’re going to start meeting with them Wednesdays weekly and he will give us information and we will make our best decisions from that,” Switzer said.
If Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, Switzer mentioned that a mask mandate could be a possibility.
“But if things get worse the government will step back in locally,” Switzer said.