Republican Governors of Indiana and Ohio issue mask mandates and join more than half of the U.S. states
In Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that he would sign an executive order on Thursday, that would require masks indoors and outdoors if individuals were unable to distance themselves socially. Three weeks ago, Holcomb said he did not have to prepare a mask assignment because he trusted Hoosiers to do the right thing. Indiana mask mandate begins on Monday.
Holcomb apologized in May after taking a picture with two other people in an Indiana restaurant with no mask on.
Last week, Republican governors in both Alabama and Arkansas announced mask mandates.
Minnesota Democrat Governor Tim Walz also announced on Wednesday a state-wide mask mandate that will take effect on Saturday.
The state-level action comes because the president first urged the public to wear facials at a news conference on Tuesday night.
“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact,” said Trump, who provides his greatest support for the practice to date.
A recent POLITICO / Morning Consult poll found that 72 percent of voters prefer state-owned mask mandates thanks to the majority of republicans, democrats, and independents.