FACE MASKS must be worn away from home.  This includes outdoors if you can't keep 6' apart.

Exceptions:
* Children under 2,  
* Individuals traveling in their own car,
* People who are alone in their own office,
* People who are exercising outdoors in groups less than 25,
* People who are eating or drinking in a restaurant (though you must wear your mask when entering and exiting.)
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INDIANAPOLIS PANDEMIC RULES
Rules surrounding the pandemic in Indiana and Indianapolis have been ever changing.

The rules for the city override the rules for the state.

This page shows you the current state of affairs.

Note: There has never been any restrictions on hotels.
PANDEMIC RULES IN INDIANAPOLIS
Current Covid-19 Rules in Indianapolis
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
Visitors must supply a negative test within 72 hours of visit.
BARS & ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
LIMITED TO 50% CAPACITY INDOORS and 100% CAPACITY OUTDOORS
Outdoor tents must have only two sides.
Must close by
2 a.m.
No more than 6 people allowed at a table.
Mayor says they will not tolerate any bars that try to operate as a dance club.
September 7, 2020 - Due to a rise in infection rates in June, the mayor of Indianapolis has brought back some of the
restrictions in July, as well as mandating mandatory masks.

November 12, 2020 - Due to rise in infection and death rates, the mayor of Indianapolis has brought  back even more
restrictions.  These restrictions are effective at November 15, 20202, 6 p.m.


February 25, 2021 - Due to decreasing infection rates, the mayor of Indianapolis has eased restrictions on bars,
restaurants, gyms and music venues, effective March 1, 2021
Current Covid-19 Rules in Indiana
RULE
WENT INTO EFFECT
MUSEUM AND MUSIC VENUES
REDUCED TO 25% CAPACITY
GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS & PRIVATE CLUBS
REDUCED TO 50% CAPACITY
Updated Feb 25, 2021
The Final Stage: STAGE 5: The New Normal

All individuals, businesses and entities and counties in Indiana are permitted to transition into Stage 5.

All businesses and entities are allowed to be fully open and operate.

Prior orders pertaining to Stay At Home and Face Coverings are rescinded.

NEW FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS:
* Wear a mask when Inside a business, a public building, or an inside space open to the public.
* Wear a mask when using public transportation such as a bus, taxi, uber, etc.
* Everyone inside a K-12 school or on a school bus, must wear a face covering or face shield.

PLACES THAT SERVE FOOD OR DRINK:  Patrons must remain seated while consuming food or drink.  
Those establishments must arrange it so parties are spaced at least six feet apart from other parties.

County or poitical subdivision may impose restrictions.
September 26, 2020
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SCHOOLS  (Kindergarten to 12th grade)
WILL CLOSE
All Indianapolis schools must close and students return to e-learning. no later than November 30th.
Public Schools say they will close by Nov 23rd.
NEWER UPDATE:

Due to rising infection rates, the governor said the state is NO LONGER IN STAGE 5 and announced
new restrictions.

He is focusing on a county by county approach to restrictions, based on local spread of the virus.

The governor placed a
25-person limit on social gatherings for counties where viral spread is High.
Shown in red in map below.

The governor placed a
50-person limit on social gatherings for counties where viral spread is Medium-High.  
Shown in orange in map below.

The restrictions do not apply to churches.

The restrictions per county may change from week to week depending upon each county's metrics.
November 12, 2020
RESTAURANTS
LIMITED TO 75% CAPACITY.
Self-service buffets and salad bars are banned.
Maximum party size at a table is six.
SPECIAL EVENTS
LIMITED TO to 25% CAPACITY.
These events include Concerts, Festivals, Wedding Receptions and Sporting Events.
The events may include more than 50 people only if the event has an approved safety plan.
SOCIAL GATHERINGS
LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE MAXIMUM
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
WILL REMAIN AT 75% CAPACITY
LIBRARIES / FUNERAL HOMES / SWIMMING POOLS, MALL FOOD COURTS
ALL REDUCED TO 50% INDOOR CAPACITY.
INDIANA
COVID-19 County Metrics
Low
Low-Medium
Medium-High
High
Group Size Restrictions:
50 people
25 people
Map as of January 25, 2021
NEWER UPDATE:

New rules for Marion County (Indianapolis) schools to focus on positivity rates to limit
closures.

Instead of closing all of the county’s schools at once, the new rules will look at infection rates in individual buildings.

1. Schools with an infection rate at or below 75% of the county’s can continue operating in person.
(Marion County’s latest seven-day average positivity rate was 16.3%)

2. The health department will work with schools that are between 75% and 100% of the county’s rate to prevent
further increase.

3. Schools with an infection rate above that in the county will have to work with the health department to decrease
their case rate. Depending upon what is happening specifically at the school contributing to the cases, and its
impact on the students and staff, will determine whether that school has to close.

4. Individual school districts will decide whether to operatie in-person school.  

The policy change allows high school students to return to in-person instruction full-time.
January 4, 2021
Rates are decreasing rapidly
thanks to the vaccine!

Map as of Feb
22, 2021