By Liz Shepherd
INDIANAPOLIS — Stage 4 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan will go into effect beginning Friday, June 12 – two days earlier than originally scheduled.
Holcomb made the announcement in a news conference Wednesday afternoon, June 10.
The long list of changes includes parks, beaches and taverns which will be asked to limit capacity to 50%.
Social gatherings of up to 250 people are allowed to take place following social distancing guidelines. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes remain closed to visitors.
Hoosiers who are ages 65 and older or people at high-risk should remain cautious and limit exposure. Face coverings are recommended for everyone.
- State government buildings are open by appointment.
- Professional office building employees may resume work at full capacity.
- Retail stores and malls open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.
- Dining room service may open at 75% capacity.
- Bar seating in restaurants may open at 50% capacity.
- Bars and nightclubs may open at 50% capacity adhering to social distancing guidelines.
- Cultural, entertainment and tourism sites may open at a capacity to be determined. This includes museums, zoos and aquariums.
- Movie theaters, bowling alleys and similar facilities may open at 50% capacity, adhering to social distancing guidelines.
- Community youth and adult recreational games and leagues may resume while adhering to social distancing and gathering restrictions.
- Raceways may open with limited spectators at up to 50% capacity.
- Pari-mutuel horse racing will begin with no spectators at Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand facilities.
- Charity gaming and casinos may open on June 15 with the approval of the Indiana Gaming Commission.
- Large venues may open at a capacity to be determined.
- Amusement parks and water parks may open at 50% capacity.
- Playgrounds may reopen.
- Community youth and adult recreational games, leagues and tournaments may resume.
Large events such as festivals, fairs, parades and carnivals remain closed.