Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced several new restrictions for Marion County Thursday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is a breakdown of the new restrictions, which go into effect on Friday, July 24.
- Masks will remain mandatory. They must be worn in a way that covers the nose and mouth.
- Social gatherings cannot exceed 50 individuals, other than religious ceremonies. Indoor religious ceremonies can operate up to 50% capacity. Outdoor services can continue without restrictions.
- Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food will close through at least August 12.
- Restaurants will operate at 50% indoor capacity, and all restaurants must close for in-person dining between midnight and 5 a.m. Outdoor seating remains preferred with social distancing in place.
- Personal services such as tattoo parlors, spas and nail, and hair salons may operate by appointment only.
- For K-12 schools, in-person instruction can not begin until August 5.
- Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 25% capacity.
- Entertainment, cultural and sports venues will be limited to 25% capacity. If 25% capacity means the event will exceed 250 people, the event organizer will need to obtain advanced approval from the Marion County Public Health Department.
- At this time, no travel restriction is included in the order.
- Recommended 14-day quarantine following travel to states or countries with high positivity rates. A list of applicable places will be available on the Marion County Public Health Department website.