In a statement, Gov. Eric Holcomb calls the incident a “lesson learned” that even a quick photo requires following experts’ guidance to wear a mask in public.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is apologizing after he was photographed this weekend out in public without following proper COVID-19 safety procedures.
A selfie posted on an Indiana woman’s Facebook page – andshared widelyby a local Democratic Party Twitter account – shows Holcomb taking a photo with the woman and her daughter, all of them without masks and well within six feet of each other.
He apologized to health care professionals and every Hoosier working to slow the spread of COVID-19. He calls the incident a “lesson learned” that even a quick photo requires following experts’ guidance to wear a mask in public.
In a statement, the Indiana Democratic Party called Holcomb’s actions hypocritical and selfish.
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