Indiana will now remain in Stage 4.5 of Governor Eric Holcomb's phased reopening plan through Aug 27, Holcomb announced on Wednesday.
"In terms of our Executive Order, we will be staying in Stage 4.5 through August 27," said Gov. Holcomb on Wednesday. "I'm optimistic by nature, but I'm also optimistic about where we're heading - and with some recent requirements and recommendations, I think we can get there."
Under stage 4.5 of Indiana's reopening plan, Indiana restaurants will continue to operate at 75% capacity as long as social distance can be maintained. Bowling alleys, movie theaters, and similar facilities may operate at 50% capacity so long as social distancing continues.
Stage 4.5 limits bar seating in restaurants is to 50% capacity. Bars and nightclubs may operate at 50% capacity adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Gyms, fitness centers, and other workout facilities continue operations with restrictions. Amusement parks, water parks, and like
facilities may operate at 50% capacity; reservations are encouraged to limit the number of customers at any one time.
"I want to be safe, not sorry," said Holcomb. "So this gives us that runway that we're seeing throughout the county and other states that have introduced similar requirements to bring those positivity rates down."
Holcomb on Wednesday also announced the extension of the moratorium on evictions from rental properties and the prohibition on filing foreclosures.
The moratorium on evictions from rental properties and the prohibition on filing foreclosures were extended through Aug 14 to align with the executive order on the disconnection of utility services.
Holcomb previously extended Stage 4.5 of Indiana's reopening, just before announcing his statewide mask mandate one week later.
You can view Stage 4.5 of Indiana's "Back on Track" reopening plan by clicking here.