Allen County will not enact additional mask requirement

(Photo Supplied / Fort Wayne -Allen County Department of Health)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Allen County will not enact a mask mandate once the statewide mask mandate expires on April 6.

Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter made the announcement Thursday afternoon at Citizens Square.

However, masks will still be required in all state buildings, schools and at all vaccination sites. That also includes all local government buildings.

Sutter also urged residents to respect any mask requirements enacted by individual businesses.


  1. Yes, lift the mask state mandate. So what? All the businesses will still require them. And that’s exactly how the vaccine passport will happen. The mask should be a choice. It should have always been a choice. The vaccine should be a choice. Covid is not smallpox or bubonic plague. Hoosiers needs to demand those who do business in Indiana give customers the choice. And while we are at it, let’s curb the Governor’s emergency powers. It’s all about the money anyway.
    Hoosiers step up now and demand that elected officials protect our rights or lose more individual freedoms in the coming months and years.

    • I agree with you.
      I’m not going to get the vaccine. No way!!!
      But even the talk of a “vaccine passport” makes me angry and worried at the same time.
      All the people who choose to get the vaccine should be thrilled they’re being told they’re immune, although they will require booster shots.
      Leave those of us who believe the cure is worse than the disease alone!

  2. The fear businesses have that they will be sued over this is ridiculous. It’s impossible to prove where anyone got the virus and no one is going to spend money on litigation for the unprovable. Any business that continues this nonsense after 4/6 has the right to turn me away, but I’ll just go where they aren’t requiring it. Don’t want my money? Fine by me!

  3. As a local owned business we have stepped up and taken the vaccine so our customers do not have to wear a mask for our safety. It is a private setting, and now it’s your choice to wear or not wear a mask in our business location.


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