A new public health order takes effect July 9 [PDF] that requires Marion County residents to wear face coverings when out in public – both indoors and outdoors. To help promote the importance of masking up to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Indianapolis has partnered with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, to launch the #MaskUpIndy initiative. The campaign also promotes the City’s free face covering program for Marion County residents. Six local artists have been commissioned to create public artwork to be utilized as a public service announcement illustrating the importance of wearing face coverings.

Posters will be printed and distributed to merchants associations, community centers, and businesses to help remind residents to wear their face coverings. Organizations and businesses wanting to request a poster can reach out to their Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate. Residents can also obtain a free poster during regular business hours from the following locations: Indianapolis Artsgarden (110 W. Washington), City-County Building (200 E. Washington), Indianapolis City Market (222 E Market St), or the Original Farmers Market (every Wednesday at Monument Circle).

Marion County adult residents interested in acquiring a free face covering can submit a request at indy.gov/masks. The City has partnered with many civic organizations to further distribute face coverings at community events.