FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - LaGrange County, along with St. Joseph's County are following in the footsteps of other states across the country where COVID-19 cases are increasing by mandating masks.
That’s not the case for Allen County.
"Currently we aren't having the discussion of making that a mandate in the broader county because enforcing it would be very difficult for us to manage there," Megan Hubartt with the Allen County Health Department said.
Cities and counties in Florida, Arizona, California and Michigan are introducing new requirements.
However, Allen County is trying to make sure things do not have to get to that point.
"We are looking to work with community partners and develop better ways to get that messaging out to the broader community," she added.
Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Didier said even though the city has not discussed it, he doesn't think a mask mandate is something we need right now.
"We don't seem to be spiking like some of the other counties around. I think it's the overall basis of we just need to continue to practice social distancing, practicing washing our hands, and wearing masks where needed," Didier explained.