July 22, 2020

Physicians applaud Indiana’s face mask mandate to contain COVID-19

Statement issued from ISMA Pres. Lisa Hatcher, MD

INDIANAPOLIS – The following is a statement from Dr. Lisa Hatcher, MD, president of the Indiana State Medical Association in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement that face masks will be mandated statewide for Hoosiers effective July 27.

Statement from Dr. Lisa Hatcher, MD, president of ISMA
“The Indiana State Medical Association applauds Gov. Holcomb’s courageous leadership to require face masks for all Hoosiers throughout the state. This mandate is a necessary step to reverse the rising trend of COVID-19 and protect Indiana’s health care system from further strain. Face masks are a proven and effective tool to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and will allow Hoosiers to more safely visit their doctors for the preventive and ongoing care needed to stay healthy.”

Hoosiers are encouraged to visit HoosierDoctors.org for tips during the pandemic on when to seek care from a physician’s office, a hospital or through telehealth, and how to obtain health insurance.

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