INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric Holcomb announced on Thursday, May 21, that movie theaters and playgrounds, which had been projected to open in stage 3, will remain closed.
According to a press release issued by the governor’s office, movie theaters are now projected to open along with other entertainment facilities and venues during stage 4. Playgrounds are to be determined.
Stage 3 of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan begins on Friday, May 22.
In Stage 3, Hoosiers ages 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions — who are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus — should remain at home as much as possible. Face coverings in public places are recommended. Hoosiers who can work from home are encouraged to continue to do so.
Social gatherings of up to 100 people will be permitted following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines.
Retail and commercial businesses may open at 75% capacity. Shopping malls can open at 75% capacity with indoor common areas restricted to 50% capacity.
Gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, martial arts studios, and similar facilities may open with restrictions. Class sizes should be limited. Equipment must be spaced to accommodate social distancing and cleaned after each use. No contact activities are permitted.
Community pools may open according to CDC guidance. Community tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, YMCA programs, and similar facilities may open with social gathering and social distancing guidelines in place.
Community recreational youth and adult sports leagues may resume practices and conditioning while adhering to social gathering and social distancing guidelines. Contact sports, such as lacrosse and football, are prohibited, but conditioning and non-contact drills may take place.
Youth summer day camps may open on June 1. Raceways may open with restrictions and no spectators. Campgrounds may open restrictions, including social distancing and sanitation precautions. State park inns will reopen.
Restaurants and bars with restaurant services may continue to operate at 50% capacity, but bar seating must remain closed. Personal services such as hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors may continue to be open by appointment only and must follow social distancing guidelines.
If health indicators remain positive, the state will move to stage 4 in mid-June.