Make Masks Mandatory

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Petition to Porter County Council, Porter County Commissioners, Dr. Maria Stamp

ACT NOW: Porter County Mask Mandate

We, the undersigned individuals, believe that counties and municipalities are obligated to keep their residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Hoosiers progress through the stages of “Back on Track Indiana”, the average number of positive cases has continued to rise statewide. This past week, Porter County recorded its highest number of cases since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.  Throughout the country, the number of Coronavirus cases is rising and states are taking preventative actions to keep their residents safe. In counties such as Elkhart, Marion, and St. Joseph, mask mandates are being implemented. As such, we insist that the Porter County Council and County Commissioners immediately begin to draft a comprehensive mask mandate; including stipulations for mask availability and distribution, enforcement of the mandate, and ethical exceptions for mask use. Allowing this virus to increase at such a staggering rate would severely endanger our healthcare workers, essential employees, and community members. Without the intervention of the Porter County leadership, our community will continue to see an alarming increase in preventable Coronavirus cases and fatalities. As concerned residents, we would like to prevent another lockdown which would cause drastic job loss and potential closure of small businesses. Furthermore, we believe that Porter County should be an example to the rest of the state and lead the way in preventing additional cases. 

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