Not every visitor to the Hardin County Courthouse is willing to comply with a new rule requiring masks be worn inside the building.
The mandate was approved on Nov. 18, following the signing of a new public health proclamation by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The governor’s and the county’s new rules were announced after weeks of increasing cases of COVID-19, and are intended to slow spread of the disease. The state and the county have been in the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s “red zone” for more than a month, indicating high levels of community transmission of the disease. Since Nov. 1, there have been 552 new cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County.