Stage 5 of Indiana's Reopening to Continue Until At Least Nov. 14

During Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Wednesday COVID-19 update, he said that Stage 5 of the state's reopening, including the statewide mask requirement, would continue for at least another month until Nov. 14.

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 2:07 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 2:21 PM

During Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Wednesday COVID-19 update, it was announced that Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening would continue until at least Saturday, Nov. 14, including the statewide mask mandate.

"We're at the end of the first three weeks of Stage 5, and I've made the decision to continue it for the next month - at least for now," said Gov. Holcomb.

Although Holcomb extended Stage 5 of the state's reopening, he said that the decision would be "revisited" in one week on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 26, and was originally scheduled to be in effect until Oct. 17, until Holcomb's extension on Wednesday.

Under Stage 5, organizers of events where 500 or more people would be in attendance are required to submit a written plan to their local health department - though in Evansville, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tightened that restriction, reducing the size limitation from 500 to 125.

Exclusive: Gov. Holcomb on COVID-19 in Southwest Indiana and the Region's Role in the State's Reopening

To see more information on Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening such as the rules and regulations that it requires, you can click here.

On Thursday, Gov. Holcomb made the extension of Stage 5 and the statewide mask mandate official by signing a new Executive Order, which can be seen below.

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