WHAT WILL OPEN: Indiana Will Move to Stage 3 Friday, Earlier Than Expected

 STATEWIDE -- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced most counties will move to stage three of his Back-on-Track Indiana plan by the end of the week, two days earlier than his original plan called for.

In STAGE THREE, officials tell Hoosiers 65 and older, and those with underlying health conditions, they should continue to limit exposure at work and in the community and remote work whenever possible.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a face covering in public.

Social gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed as long as social distancing guidelines are being followed. 

Gyms and fitness centers can reopen but there will be restrictions including smaller class sizes.  Equipment must be spaced to accommodate social distancing. Limited class sizes. Equipment must be cleaned after each use, and employees are required to wear face coverings.

Retail stores and malls will increase to 75% of capacity while maintaining social distancing.  Mall common areas, such as food courts and sitting areas, are limited to 50% capacity through STAGE THREE.

Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and similar facilities may open with social distancing guidelines in place and community pools will be allowed to open according to CDC guidance.
Movie theaters may open at 50% capacity; some theater companies have identified specific hygiene and social distancing guidelines. Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions.

Schools, bars and nightclubs and cultural, entertainment and sports venues will remain closed through STAGE THREE.