Wednesday November, 18, 2020
Clark County Health Department Announces New Restrictions
Beginning Friday, November 20, 2020, the following restrictions will be in place for Clark County, Ind. by order of the Clark County Health Department.
- All dining rooms and bars will reduce capacities to 75%. Social distancing and face coverings are all still required.
- Bars will now close at 10pm. This includes all bar service and bar seating within any Clark County establishment.
- Any social gathering or event must be limited to 50% of the regular maximum capacity of the facility or building occupancy limit
To view the order, click here.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
New Restrictions Announced by Floyd County Health Department
Effective immediately through December 21st, restaurants and bars in Floyd County, Ind., will be under the following restrictions by order of the Floyd County Health Department.
• All dining rooms and bars will reduce capacities to 75%. Social distancing and face coverings are all still required.
• Bars will now close at 10pm. This includes all bar service and bar seating within any Floyd County establishment.
To see the order, click here
Friday, November 13, 2020
Gov. Holcomb Announces COVID-19 County Metrics and Requirements
Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Scott and Washington Counties Currently Designated ORANGE Counties
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19.
Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.
“We must do all we can to protect our hospital capacity, so our health care professionals can protect and care for patients,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Not only for those who have COVID, but for the cancer patient, the heart patient, and the other Hoosier patients who need care in our urban, rural, and suburban hospitals all across the state of Indiana.”
The Indiana Department of Health has established a color-coded county map that measures weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics. Restrictions are assigned based on the map, which is updated each Wednesday at www.coronavirus.in.gov.
Click here for an in-depth description of the requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Coronavirus_Response_Requirements.pdf
Regardless of a county’s color code, face coverings are required for all Hoosiers. Businesses of all types are required to place clearly visible signs at their public and employee entrances notifying all that face coverings are required.
All customers in restaurants and bars are required to be seated. Tables, counters, or other seating arrangements must be spaced six feet apart.
Orange: The county’s community spread is approaching high levels. These requirements are in effect when a county reaches the Orange metric and remain until a county moves to Yellow or Blue for two straight weeks.
- Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 50 people.
- A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 50 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. College and professional sports are included. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.
Red: The county has very high positivity and community spread. When a county is in the Red metric, these requirements remain in effect until the metric has returned to Orange or lower for two weeks.
- Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 25 people.
- A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 25 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. College and professional sports are included. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.
The executive order takes effect on Sunday, Nov. 15 and runs until at least Saturday, Dec. 12.
Click here to see the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm
Click here to read the Governor’s remarks announcing the changes: https://www.in.gov/gov/governor-holcomb/newsroom/covid-19-county-metrics-and-requirments/