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Governor turns to Indiana's coronavirus map with new executive order

There's no "Stage 5" anymore, said Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

 

However, he's signing a new executive order on Sunday that will focus on the state's coronavirus map and the coronavirus restrictions for counties that are "orange" and "red."

 

So, you'll need to check which color your county is to find out your restrictions.

 

"We are in the middle of a second surge," he said.

 

Link to Indiana coronavirus map and dashboard:  https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm .

 

He said that social gatherings will be limited to 50 people in counties that are orange, and 25 people in counties that are red. If you have an event that wants more than that you will have to submit plans and get approval from local health officials.

 

"Please keep your family gatherings small. Keep them shorter than normal. Limit them to immediate family or a small social 'pod' or gather outside," said Holcomb.

 

Indoor extracurriculars at schools are also changing. If you are in an orange county activities are limited to 25 percent capacity. Red counties are limited to participants, support personnel, and parents.

 

Holcomb said they are not closing restaurants and bars, but hours may be restricted depending on what local health departments say, and they will be continuing to require masks.

 

Hospitals and long-term care facilities may also have limitations on visits.

 

"This year has been hard. It is going to get harder if we don't commit to...wearing a mask, socially distancing, staying home if you're sick, and washing your hands," said Dr. Kris Box, State Health Commissioner.