State extends restrictions


Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced the state will remain in Stage 4.5 of his reopening plan at least through July.

During a live stream on his Facebook page Wednesday, Holcomb said the restrictions are being extended due to the number of COVID-19 patients being hospitalized and admitted continuing to remain increased over the past few weeks. 

"As we look out and factor in everything that’s happening, it’s a very volatile environment out there, not just in our state but surrounding our state, around the country, around the world, so we’re going to lock in at 4.5," Holcomb said.

Many of the restrictions from the previous executive order are carried over, such as restaurants being limited to 75% capacity, bowling alleys, movie theaters and other entertainment facilities being limited to 50% capacity, bars and nightclubs limited to 50% capacity and entertainment sites like zoos and amusement parks being limited to 50% capacity.

Social gatherings, including fairs and festivals, are still limited to 250 people; however, larger gatherings will be allowed to proceed with permission and guidance from their local health departments. 

A full list of restrictions can be found online at

In Jackson County, there have been an average of two new cases per day over the last two weeks, which remains the same as the previous two-week period.

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