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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Face Coverings: face coverings (masks) will be recommended for all those attending.
- 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.
- Guest Information: provide information to guests reminding them to stay home if they are sick.
- 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.
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.