Governor Holcomb Implements New COVID-19 Restrictions

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced today he will sign an executive order targeting the increase spread of COVID-19.

The new restrictions will be implemented on November 15th for all counties in orange and red status. This does include Lawrence and surrounding counties.

Businesses will remain open but with restrictions.

Governor Holcomb asks individuals who are 65 and older or high risk to be vigilant at protecting their health.

The state will allocate $20 million to help local governments with compliance efforts. Officials are asked to apply for the funds quickly so the fund can be expedited where needed.

To watch Governor Holcomb’s press conference click here.

Orange County Restrictions

Social gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, for orange counties will be limited to 50 people. Commercial indoor events larger than that will need approval from local health departments.

Indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities will be limited to 25 percent capacity in orange counties.

Red County Restrictions

Red counties will be limited to 25 people. Events larger than 25 people will need approval from the county’s health department. However, the state is advising events to not be held in red counties, including college and professional sports.

K-12 events, including IHSAA events, will be limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians.

Local officials may continue to limit hours for bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

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

Counties currently in red status are:

  • Clay
  • Decatur
  • Fayette
  • Fountain
  • LaGrange
  • Newton
  • Perry
  • Union
  • Warren