Erick J Holcomb Indiana Governor News Release on the Covid-19
These are the dates and actions the state of Indiana will take. IF THE STATE CAN NOT CONTINUE TO MEET ALL 4 GUIDING PRINCIPLES, ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE STATE MAY NEED TO PAUSE, OR RETRUN TO EARLIER PHASE.
March 24th total lockdown
May 8th: over next 3 weeks stage 2 will roll out.
May 24th move to stage 3 see at the bottom lists of stages.
June 14th stage 4.
July 4th stage 5
4 guiding principles (MASKS SHOULD BE WORN)
1st – number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 days.
2nd - State retain its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators.
3rd – that we can test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic.
4th – getting Indiana back on track – which is to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracing.
5 stages roadmap getting on track by July 4th
MASKS SHOULD BE WORN.
STAGE 1: Been there Total Lock down.
STAGE 2: May 4th: Hoosiers 65 and over and those who are high risk health – should remain at home. Gatherings of up to 25 people following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Retail 50% capacity. Restaurants and bars starting May 11th at 50% capacity.
Office settings still work at home.
May 8th indoor worship services may convene but those who are 65 and older and at risk should stay home.
STAGE 3: May 24th – 65 & older & those at risk may venture out cautiously. Social gatherings up to 200 people. Retail stores 75% capacity. Movie theaters 50% capacity. Playgrounds, fitness centers, basketball courts etc. may open with restrictions and social distancing.
ALL THE WHILE MONITORING STATE WIDE WILL STILL CONTINUE.
STAGE 4: June 14th more of the state will open up. Gatherings up to 250 people with adhering to social guidelines. Most areas full capacity except; Dining room 75% bar seating 50%. Cultural, entertainment and tourism 50% capacity.
STAGE 5: by July 4th all areas of the state opening up more. Remote work at home will be optional. Full capacity for all areas. Restrictions lifted from all areas.
Schools will be decided at this point if they will open up
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL CONTINUE.
IF WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO MEET OUR 4 GUIDING PRINCIPLES, ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE STATE MAY NEED TO PAUSE, OR EVEN RETURN TO AN EARLIER PHASE OF OUR STAY-AT-HOME ORDER.
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