Both the City of Fort Wayne Indiana and Allen County facilities are going mask-free starting June 1, 2021.
City of Fort Wayne news release:
Masks to become optional at Citizens Square and all other municipally-owned buildings beginning June 1, 2021
Fort Wayne, Indiana (May 26, 2021) – Mayor Tom Henry today announced that wearing masks at Citizens Square and all other municipally-owned buildings will become optional beginning June 1.
Municipally-owned buildings include the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission office, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department office and Parks and Recreation pavilions, community centers, and youth centers, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
Ongoing vaccinations and reductions in local COVID-19 cases were contributing factors in lessening the mask requirements. Leaders originally announced that a mask requirement would be in place at Citizens Square and all other municipally-owned buildings until July 4.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.cityoffortwayne.org where a link on the homepage contains health information about COVID-19 and what local services are available to help individuals and families in need of assistance.
Allen County Board of Commissioners news release:
Mask Wearing Requirement at County Buildings to End June 1, 2021
Face coverings to be optional at Rousseau Centre & Courthouse
Allen County, Indiana (May 26, 2021) — The Allen County Board of Commissioners today announced that wearing masks at all County-owned buildings — including the Rousseau Centre and the Allen County Courthouse — will no longer be a requirement for visitors and employees beginning June 1, 2021.
While the Courthouse is following the updated policy, exceptions will be possible if a need is determined by a judge or magistrate.
The announcement coincides with a similar announcement made by Mayor Henry that face coverings at Citizens Square and all other Fort Wayne municipally-owned buildings will become optional on the same date.
Ongoing vaccinations and reductions in local COVID-19 cases were contributing factors in lessening the mask requirements.
The Allen County Department of Health is responding at a local level to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Check online at allencountyhealth.com/get-informed/covid-19 for regular updates and resources as they become available.