NewsHealth / July 24, 2020

Indiana's Mask Requirement Is Welcome News To Those In Field Of Public Health

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Indiana’s new face mask mandate takes effect Monday. All residents over the age of 8 are required to wear a face mask -- covering the nose and mouth -- while in public in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

WFYI’s Taylor Bennett spoke to Dr. Heidi Hancher-Rauch, an associate professor and director of the public health program at the University of Indianapolis. She told Bennet, the new requirement is welcome news for public health, but it may take some time to convince skeptics of the positive impact.

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