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Access To County Offices - Updated May 24, 2021

Effective on Tuesday, June 1st, masks will be optional for visitors and employees who are fully vaccinated. For visitors and employees who are not fully vaccinated, wearing of masks will be highly recommended. The revised policies apply to all buildings except for courtrooms, the Juvenile Detention Center and the Porter County Jail.

The Porter County Jail will continue with their current mask policy until further notice. Mask policies for courtrooms and the Juvenile Detention Center are under review and any revisions will be announced later this week. 

Porter County Public Health Officer Recommendations - May 14, 2021

Porter County Health Department is aligning its recommendations with those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in regards to vaccination and mask wearing. See graphic below.

Vaccination for COVID-19 is extremely effective in preventing infection and spread of COVID-19. It is therefore allowable for those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two weeks after the final dose in a vaccine series) to be able to be indoors or outdoors without a face covering.

Exceptions to the above guidelines include K-12 schools, state government buildings, and covid testing and vaccination sites, which fall under Indiana Governor’s Executive Order 21-12. Hospitals and many medical offices will continue to require face coverings. Public and private entities may continue to request that patrons wear face coverings.

Please be respectful of those organizations that continue to request mask wear in their facilities.

We are encouraged and pleased that the available vaccines have been so effective in the prevention of COVID-19 infection. If you have not yet been vaccinated and are 12 years of age or older, please be vaccinated as soon as possible. To find information about vacccination locations in Porter County GO HERE. Same day appointments and walk-ins are available at many (but not all) locations

Image of CDC Guidance: Mask Wearing For Fully Vaccinated Persons.