Decatur County Health Department issues Mask and Crowd Size mandate

Greensburg, IN — The Decatur County Health Department (DCHD) released its mandates for crowd sizes and mask recommendations on Tuesday evening.

Effective as of Tuesday, April 6, 2021 until further notice:

Capacity Limits for Social Gatherings and Events:

It is strongly recommended that the size of a social gathering or event be limited in overall attendance (attendees, staff and others) based on Decatur County’s color-coded metric, as follows:

  • Designated as Red may have up to a total of 50 individuals present; with 25% capacity
  • Designated as Orange may have up to a total of 100 individuals present; with up to 25% capacity
  • Designated as Yellow may have up to a total of 250 individuals present; with up to 50% capacity
  • Designated as Blue may have up to a total of 500 individuals present; with up to 100% capacity

Mask/Face Shield Mandate: Masks will be required in the following businesses and organizations:

  • Personal service jobs: Personal Trainers, Tattoo Artists and clients, Hair Stylists and clients (if patron and worker are both vaccinated, masks/shields are optional).
  • Restaurant Employees
  • Grocery store and convenience store employees
  • Optometrists and patients
  • Dentists
  • Hospitals and medical facilities

Per Indiana Governor Holcomb’s executive order, schools, COVID-19 vaccine clinics, COVID-19 testing clinics, and state buildings are required to wear a mask.

If a hotspot is recognized, there may be stricter restrictions enforced to stop the spread of a hotspot. Any facility or organization has the right to require masks and/or shields. DCHD noted that once Decatur County has the majority of individuals vaccinated, it will be able to lift all restrictions.