Dubois County Sheriff Tom Kleinhelter releases guidelines starting Monday on the Governor’s COVID announcement

(NNDC) – Jasper

In response to the Governor’s Executive order effective Monday July 27, 2020.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s department will not respond for the sole purpuse of a complaint about a person or persons not wearing their mask in public, they will however respond to disturbances as they develop.  This is not attended to start a debate or arguement, it is just to inform  the public on how they will respond to these type of calls regarding the order.

At this time, the executive order is being challenged as to wether it is constitutional or not.  There fore, this order can not and will not be enforced by the agency to the extent of legal ramifications.

Additionally, any business or service may refuse service to anyone individual who refuses to wear a mask.  Refusal to leave when asked  can be treated as Criminal Trespass, which could result in legal ramifications.

Lets all work together and make good, sound, and respectful decisions.  Thank you all  in advance for your cooperation during this difficult time.