Indiana Starting To Open Up - Here's What Stage Two Entails

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Governor Holcomb announced last week that Indiana would enter into different 'phases' of opening back up.

Friday was declared 'stage one' - in some counties.. today May 4th, most counties entered into 'stage two.'

Marion and Lake Counties will move to stage 2 on May 11th.

According to NBC Chicago - here's what will and won't be allowed under stage two:

  • Hoosiers 65 and over and those with high risk health conditions who are the most susceptible to the coronavirus should remain at home as much as possible
  • Local governments may impose more strict guidelines
  • Essential travel restrictions are eliminated and gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted
  • The remaining manufacturers that had not been considered essential will also be able to open
  • Retail and commercial businesses will open at 50 percent capacity
  • Shopping malls may open at 50 percent capacity with indoor common areas restricted to 25 percent capacity
  • Personal services like hair salons barber shops, spas and tattoo parlors also may open may 11 by appointment only
  • Restaurants and bars that serve food may open May 11 at 50% capacity, but bar seating will remain closed
  • Those who work in offices are encourages to work remotely whenever possible. "If anyone can work from home we encourage you to do so," Holcomb said.
  • Starting May 8 for all 92 counties, Indiana worship services may also convene following specific social distancing guidelines. Those 65 and over and those at elevated risk will be asked to stay home. "Church leaders: we need you to keep your congregations safe," Holcomb said.

Read further on the re-opening of Indiana HERE

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