'Back on Track Indiana' Governor Holcomb announces state's next steps after stay at home order

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced changes for Indiana's stay at home orders, called "Back on Track Indiana."

Posted: May 1, 2020 12:49 PM
Updated: May 1, 2020 6:33 PM

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced changes for Indiana's stay at home orders, called "Back on Track Indiana."

Holcomb, during his Friday daily update, explained a five-stage reopening for the state.

Holcomb says he will follow four guidelines:

  • Monitor the amount of COVID-19 hospitalized Hoosiers statewide for decreases over 14 days.
  • Retain the capacity to treat a surge of COVID patients.
  • Have the ability to test all Hoosiers who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have the ability to contact trace all cases using a centralized program.

Holcomb announced plans to reopen the state in five stages. Learn more here. 

Stage 1: March 24 - May 4

Elective procedures permitted as of April 27; one person may accompany the patient for services
• Essential manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, government, business, healthcare, and other
critical businesses and operations open as outlined in Executive Order 20-22
• Essential retail businesses providing necessities of life such as grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware,
building materials, and more open as outlined in EO 20-22
• Restaurants and bars with food service may offer carryout, curbside, and delivery services
• Retail stores may offer call-in or online ordering with curbside pickup and delivery
• State parks are open
• Golf courses are open
• Campgrounds are closed except for permanent RV and cabin residents
• State government operations continue without public access to buildings
• Only essential travel is allowed
• Social gatherings with no more than 10 people are allowed
• K-12 school buildings are closed and all activities are canceled until June 30

Stage 2: Starts May 4 for most Indiana counties 

GUIDELINES FOR ALL HOOSIERS
• Hoosiers 65 and over and those with
high-risk health conditions should remain
at home whenever possible. This is the
population that is most vulnerable
to the coronavirus
• Recommend that residents wear face
coverings in public settings. Residents also
should continue to practice social distancing
and good hygiene
• Social gatherings of 25 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread
among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to such events as wedding receptions, birthday parties, Mother’s Day gatherings, and others where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
• Essential travel restrictions are lifted;
local non-essential travel allowed
• Continue remote work whenever possible
RELIGIOUS SERVICES – MAY 8
• Religious services may convene inside places of worship. There are specific practices that should be considered for in-person services that are driven by social distancing guidelines and protections for those 65 and older and individuals with known high-risk medical conditions. Examples of services include weddings, funerals, and baptisms. See the RevisedGuidance for Places of Worship for more complete details
WHAT OPENS
• Manufacturers, industrial operations, and other infrastructure that has not been in operation may open following OSHA and CDC guidelines. General guidance for these industries may be found in this document
• About half of the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will open with services by appointment only; the remainder of branches will continue to open over the next two weeks
• Public libraries may open according to their own policies and CDC guidelines

Stage 3: Starts May 24

GUIDELINES FOR ALL HOOSIERS
• Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should limit exposure at work and in their communities
• Continue remote work when possible
• Face coverings are recommended
• Social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
• Nursing homes remain closed to visitors; nursing home guidance will continue to be evaluated
• No travel restrictions
WHAT OPENS
• Retail stores and malls may move to 75% of capacity while maintaining social distancing
• Mall common areas, such as food courts and sitting areas, are limited to 50% capacity
• Gyms and fitness centers may open with restrictions. Class sizes and equipment must be spaced to accommodate social distancing. Limited class sizes. Equipment must be cleaned after each use, and employees are required to wear face coverings
• Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and similar facilities may open with social distancing guidelines in place
• Community pools may open according to CDC guidance
• Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions
• Movie theaters may open at 50% capacity; some theater companies have identified specific hygiene and social distancing guidelines
• The CDC will provide guidance about day camps and overnight camps
WHAT REMAINS CLOSED
• Bars and nightclubs
• Cultural, entertainment, and sports venues
• K-12 facilities and activities

Stage 4: Starts June 14

GUIDELINES FOR ALL HOOSIERS
• Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain
cautious at work and in their communities
• Continue remote work as needed
• Face coverings are optional
• Social gatherings of up to 250 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
• Nursing homes remain closed to visitors; nursing homes guidance will continue to be evaluated
WHAT OPENS
• State government building access restrictions will be lifted
• 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 businesses may open at 50% capacity. This includes museums, zoos, bowling alleys, aquariums, and like facilities
• Recreational sports leagues and tournaments may resume
• The CDC will provide guidance about day camps and overnight camps
• Large venues may open with adherence to social gatherings guidelines
• Amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities may open at 50% capacity; reservations will be required to limit the number of customers at any one time
WHAT REMAINS CLOSED
• Large events, such as conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, and parades

Stage 5: July 4, and beyond 

GUIDELINES FOR ALL HOOSIERS
• Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain
cautious at work and in their communities
• Remote work optional
• Face coverings are optional
• Social gatherings of over 250 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
• Nursing home guidance will continue to
be evaluated
• K-12 school operations to be determined
WHAT OPENS
• Retail stores and malls may operate at full capacity
• Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs may operate at full capacity
• Personal services may open at full capacity
• Restrictions are lifted at gyms and fitness facilities
• Conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, the state fair, and like events may resume
• Restrictions are lifted at amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities. Social distancing guidelines should be maintained
• The CDC will provide guidance about day camps and overnight camps

What do you think of Governor Holcomb's plan to reopen Indiana? You can see each of the five steps here >> https://bit.ly/3da11Qe

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