Daviess County Commissioners Concerned Over Red Status, Enforcing Mask Mandate

(DAVIESS CO.) – The Daviess County commissioners are looking at ways to enforce the mask mandate after the county received a red designation on the Indiana Department of Health map.

During a meeting, this week County Commissioner Nathan Gabhart said the county is at a level where “we’ve got to start driving the hammer on some of these folks.”

The red designation will restrict group gatherings to 25 people. At-risk residents should stay home and avoid social gatherings. Restrictions will also impact school sports. Only players, coaches, and parents/guardians will be admitted to a sporting event.

The commissioners are concerned after receiving reports a local meatpacking business, other businesses and restaurants are not adhering to the mask wearing guidelines.

Several of the commissioners received photos of the violations.

Commissioners are now looking for a legal way to enforce the Governor’s mandate. One suggestion was to send a letter to facilities blatantly violating the Governor’s order. If they don’t comply they could lose their food permit for 24 hours.