A new executive order is taking effect in Posey County, limiting the number of people allowed in an area at one time.
Events exceeding 150 people must be cleared by the Posey County Health Department in order to take place.
The new executive order does apply to worship services, but does not apply to school during class.
It does however apply to after-school activities.
The new Covid-19 order only applies to "unincorporated" areas of the county not including towns such as Mount Vernon, New Harmony, or Poseyville.
Those impacted say they understand the purpose of the new rule.
"We're restaurant owners, we're not law enforcement, so it's very difficult to have someone coming in during a pandemic which we're already struggling and we're trying to put more restrictions on our customers when our customers just want to come in and have a good time with their family," says Steve Sitzman, St. Philip Inn owner. "They just want to sit down, have a good meal, have a laugh, and we're expected to enforce these rules on them which we also agree with."
The restrictions will last until at least November 3rd.
One day prior to the order's expiration, it will be reevaluated and either ended on its current end date or extended to continue.
The Posey County Health Department has the eventreview form on their website.
Plans must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.