Most Of State Moving To Stage Three Of Reopening Process This Friday

(UNDATED) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has given the go-ahead for most of the state to move to stage three of the reopening process on Friday, May 22.

That’s earlier than the original plan, which had stage three starting on May 24.

Holcomb said he will sign the executive order today.

The upcoming order also includes not allowing utility shut-off for delayed payment or non-payment. It also prevents new mortgage foreclosure and eviction filings. 

The order also extends deadlines for drivers licenses, vehicle registrations, and other BMV documentation. The extensions are through July 1. 


  • Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should limit exposure at work and in their communities
  • Continue remote work when possible
  • Face coverings are recommended
  • Social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
  • Nursing homes remain closed to visitors; nursing home guidance will continue to be evaluated
  • No travel restrictions


  • Retail stores and malls may move to 75% of capacity while maintaining social distancing
  • Mall common areas, such as food courts and sitting areas, are limited to 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers may open with restrictions. Class sizes and 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
  • Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and similar facilities may open with social distancing guidelines in place
  • Community pools may open according to CDC guidance
  • Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions
  • Movie theaters may open at 50% capacity; some theater companies have identified specific hygiene and social distancing guidelines
  • The CDC will provide guidance about day camps and overnight camps


  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Cultural, entertainment, and sports venues
  • School and school activities