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Indiana to Remain at Stage 4.5 with Mask Mandate for 30 More Days

Both the Stage and the Mandate are slated to end on September 25

Posted: Aug 26, 2020 2:00 PM
Updated: Aug 26, 2020 4:42 PM

Indiana is staying put for now.

During his weekly press conference, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that the Hoosier state will remain at Stage 4.5 and will keep the mask mandate in place for another 30 days.

Both the Stage and the mandate will end in Indiana on September 25, unless it is extended.

Indiana entered Stage 4.5 on it's "Back On Track" plan in early July due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state.  "4.5" means that social gatherings could take place up to 250 people.  It also means that dining rooms at resturants could operate up to 75% capacity and bar seating at restaurants, bars, and clubs can operate at 50% capacity.

Movie theaters, bowling alleys, entertainment, cultural, and tourism sites can also operate up to 50% capacity.

The mask mandate also went into affect in late July for Indiana, which requires all Hoosiers 8 years and older to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, while using public transportation, and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible.

Masks are also required in schools for faculity, staff, and students in third grade and above. 

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