My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me
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One key to slowing the spread of coronavirus through our community is to wear a cloth face covering where social distancing isn’t practical. It’s a great way to protect each other and our region, plus it shows that we’re still all in this together.

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Please Wear Your Mask in Public

St. Joseph County health officials have put in place a mask order through Sept. 7, 2020. That means face coverings are required in all businesses and enclosed public spaces where social distancing (six feet apart) can’t be maintained. Here are some other things to know about the order:

  • Face coverings should be worn over the nose AND mouth.
  • People who can’t wear face coverings for health reasons are exempt.
  • Businesses are required to have hand sanitizer available to customers upon entry.

MORE INFO: Read the St. Joseph County Public Health Order

Coronavirus-Related Best Practices

Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or medication for coronavirus at this time. So, we need to stick to some basics for staying healthy with that in mind.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing and sneezing, preferably with your elbow.
    • Avoid handshakes.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay at home when you are sick.