June 14th scheduled reopen
We are Stage 4
BREAKING: Governor Holcomb has announced that Indiana will not extend the statewide stay-at-home order.
The governor announced a 5 stage roadmap to gradually get back to normal by the 4th of July. The dates are subject to change based on the numbers per the Governor.
Stage 1 is what we've been in for the past 6 weeks.
Stage 2 will roll out over the next 3 weeks. On Monday, restrictions will begin lifting for all Indiana counties except for Marion, Lake and Cass Counties. Marion and Lake Counties will enter Stage 2 on May 11th and Cass County on May 18th.
**Also it should be noted, that while state rules would allow Indianapolis to begin Phase 2 on May 11th, a stay-at-home order for Marion County has been extended for through May 15th. Therefore Marion County and Indianapolis will begin Phase 2 on May 15th per the locally issued stay-at-home order**
During Stage 2, the stay-at-home orders will be lifted as of Monday (except for Lake, Marion and Cass Counties). Also on Monday, the cap on large gatherings will rise 25 people, factories previous considered nonessential can open and retailers (including malls) previously closed can open at half-capacity. Essential travel restrictions will be lifted.
Then on May 11th, restaurants and bars that serve food can resume dine-in service (limited to 50% capacity), but bar seating will remain closed. Hair care, nail salons, tattoo parlors can reopen but by appointment only. Social distancing will be required.
Those who work in office settings are encouraged to work remotely whenever possible.
Stage 3 will start on May 24th and will allow gyms, playgrounds and movie theaters to reopen. Retail stores and malls can go up to 75% capacity. Movie theaters can operate at 50% capacity. The limit on mass gatherings will be raised to 100 people. Those who can work remotely should continue to do so.
If everything remains on track, Stage 4 will start on June 14th. That is when bars and entertainment venues can open. Zoos and museums can open at 50% capacity. State government buildings will reopen to the public. Office employees can resume work at full capacity. Retail can open at full capacity. Dining services can open at 75% capacity. And the limit on mass gatherings will be raised to 250 people. Recreational sports and leagues can resume.
Stage 5 which will be no limits, but social distancing will still be required, will take place by the 4th of July. That again, per the governor, depends on the numbers and if any setbacks occur.
All worship services are the exception to limits on mass gatherings. All worship services can resume Friday, May 8th in all 92 counties. However Governor Holcomb said he'd prefer congregations to continue remote/virtual options and high risk groups should continue to stay home. Places of Worship will be required to follow social distancing guidelines for in-person services. That includes ensuring 6 feet between individuals or family units, space and mark seating with alternating rows when possible, clean between each service, place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations and the state recommends all individuals who are over 65 or above and those with underlying medical conditions remain home and tele-worship if possible.
The Governor has asked high risk groups, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions to continue to stay at home as much as possible.
Facial masks and coverings are commended in Phase 2 and Phase 3. Facial masks and coverings become option by Phase 4 and Phase 5.
Campgrounds will remain closed except for permanent RV or cabin residents until May 24th. Campgrounds can open with social distancing limitations during phase 3 on May 24th.
All K-12 buildings, facilities, and grounds will remain closed through June 30th. The Department of Education is developing special guidance for graduation ceremonies.