Factoring in the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, Monroe County’s health officer, Thomas Sharp, is rescinding the current Monroe County health regulations, effective Monday, May 17, at 8 a.m.
Those regulations limit gatherings to 50 people, and require masking in a range of situations.
The announcement came from county health administrator Penny Caudill at Friday’s weekly press conference on pandemic response held by local leaders.
Caudill stressed that there will still be some requirements to wear masks and to maintain distance—for people who are vaccinated or not. Examples given by Caudill are: federal or state property, vaccination clinics, and COVID testing sites.
Other government offices can still require distancing or masking, Caudill said. Local businesses can continue masking and distancing requirements as well, she added. “That is their option. Please be respectful and accommodating of those requests,” Caudill said.
On Friday evening came the city of Bloomington’s notification that its gathering size limit would also end on Monday, May 17. Continue reading “Health regs end May 17 in Monroe County, Bloomington | Walk-in vaccine clinic at Assembly Hall May 15”