Indiana Restaurants Open Today To 50% In-Dining Capacity

(UNDATED) – Today will be the first day for restaurants to resume dine-in service and for personal service businesses to accept appointments since the state lockdown began six weeks ago, but face shields are a requirement for reopening.

The second stage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan means places like hair salons and restaurants can open with guidelines.

Indiana’s two largest counties, Marion and Lake, can’t resume dine-in service until at least May 18 under Holcomb’s order, and the state’s hardest-hit county, Cass, must wait till at least Memorial Day. Monroe County, including the city of Bloomington, has issued its own local lockdown through May 15.

Restaurants that belong to the association will be required to screen their employees. There will a limit of six people per table with the restaurant at 50% capacity.

Officials say there will be changes for those looking for a table if you don’t have a reservation.

Restaurants will still be open for takeout and delivery if you wish to stay home.

Hair salons will be open by appointment only. Customers and stylists will wear face masks and styling stations will be six-feet apart for social distancing.