Slipping almost unnoticed into yesterday’s jam-packed news cycle was Governor Eric Holcomb’s decision to implement the fifth stage of Indiana’s Back on Track pandemic reopening plan, delayed since July by the coronavirus’s dogged persistence.
Inside Indiana Business has the story, focusing on the implications for restaurants and bars: Restaurants to Open at Full Capacity, Mask Mandate Remains (by Wes Mills).
During the weekly press briefing Wednesday, Holcomb said the state has made improvements in curbing the spread of coronavirus. By moving to the final stage, the state has now removed capacity levels at restaurants and large gatherings.
“The numbers continue to track in the right direction,” said Holcomb.
The executive order that goes into effect Saturday removes all the size limitations on social gatherings. It also allows restaurants and bars that offer food service to open at full capacity. Bar section customers must be seated.
Bars and nightclubs may also open at full capacity, but customers must be seated.