Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new steps going forward dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including making the mask mandate advisory.

In an address, Tuesday night, one year after the Governor announced the state was having to hunker down in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Holcomb announced he was easing state restrictions.

While the state public health emergency will stay in place for an additional 30 days allowing the state to respond t emergencies and access federal funds, the mask mandate is becoming advisory on April 6 and venue capacity will be in the hands of local officials.

In addition, the Governor is expanding vaccination clinics.

You can hear the Governor in Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs for about 23 minutes.