State guidelines were elevated last week as Indiana's cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.
Since last Thursday, local cases have increased by seven. Deaths here from the virus remains at 12, although Health Dept. office manager/Environ-mental Health Specialist Peggy Roe told county officials last week that in the case of 2 other deaths here, COVID was the "probable" cause.
This increase was reflected across the state and prompted Gov. Eric Holcomb to make the wearing of masks mandatory for businesses and individuals as of Monday, July 27, except where social distancing is possible in offices and in outdoor situations. Wednesday, July 29, 2020