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Holcomb Extends Stage 4.5 of Indiana's Reopening, Moratorium on Evictions

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb during his July 29 COVID-19 update announced the second extension of Stage 4.5 of Indiana's reopening plan, in addition to an extension on the moratorium on evictions from rental properties and the prohibition on filing foreclosures.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 2:56 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 3:10 PM

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.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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