Indiana’s coronavirus restrictions have started to ease two days ahead of schedule, to allow for more activity over the Memorial Day weekend, Governor Eric Holcomb said Wednesday.
A new state order will allow social gatherings of up to 100 people and retail stores and malls to operate at 75% capacity, Gov. Eric Holcomb said. Gyms, fitness centers, community pools, and campgrounds will also be allowed to open under rules limiting the number of people and for distancing and cleaning.
According to Holcomb’s plan, under Stage 3, gyms and fitness centers will open with restrictions. Class sizes must be limited and accommodate social distancing, and employees will be required to wear face coverings.
Several Indianapolis’ fitness studios like Cycle Bar in Fishers have shared on Instagram they are working on opening next week under the new restrictions.
Planet Fitness, which has been closed since March 17, said on its website that it’s switching to a touchless check-in system, instead of checking in with an employee and will use fewer cardio machines to distance the equipment properly.
The state health department reported 38 more coronavirus deaths, raising the state’s death toll from confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 to 1,864.