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Dubois County Health Officials Set COVID-19 Rules for Events and Gatherings

On Friday, the Dubois County Health Department laid out its recommendations on local gatherings and events in the county.

Posted: Apr 9, 2021 11:17 AM
Updated: Apr 9, 2021 3:41 PM

Healthcare officials in Dubois County have laid out guidelines for events and gatherings in the county based on the overall spread of COVID-19.

The Dubois County Health Department says it has decided to adopt the following recommendations:

  1. Capacity: overall capacity limits of each gathering, event, or extracurricular activity will be based upon the number of individuals the indoor/outdoor venue can accommodate while complying with social distancing requirements. Social distancing means maintaining at least six (6) feet of distance between individuals from different households.
  2. Social Distancing Measures: identify measures to ensure attendees engage in social distancing such as use of multiple entrances, designated seating, one-way flow of attendees, ground markings, distance between seating/tables, etc.
  3. Face Coverings: face coverings (masks) will be recommended for all those attending.
  4. Increased Sanitation: outline steps to ensure the event space is appropriately cleaned and sanitized, that high touch areas have increased cleaning, and that additional handwashing or hand sanitizing is available.
  5. Guest Information: provide information to guests reminding them to stay home if they are sick.
  6. Compliance: Providing event staff or volunteers who will be available to monitor and ensure compliance with these recommendations is highly encouraged.

On April 6, Gov. Holcomb's Executive Order on COVID-19 restrictions shifted authority to local leaders to determine what COVID-19 rules and recommendations would be put into place.

Friday Update: New COVID-19 Death Reported in Dubois County

The governor's Executive Order also transformed the statewide mask mandate into a mask advisory. DCHD had previously stated that the county would also align itself with that guidance.

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