Holcomb to activate Stage 3 of reopening plan two days early

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday said he would activate Stage 3 of his pandemic reopening plan on Friday — two days earlier than previously scheduled.

The change applies to the entire state, except for Marion, Lake and Cass counties, which will be allowed to start Stage 3 on June 1 if local authorities approve of that move.

  • Holcomb originally said Stage 3 would be activated on May 24.
    Stage 3 of the governor’s reopening plan allows:
    Social gatherings of up to 100 people;
  • Gyms, YMCAs, fitness facilities to open with restrictions;
  • Community pools and campgrounds to open;
  • Recreational sports practices to begin under guidelines, except for contact sports;
  • Basketball, tennis, soccer and baseball courts and fields to open;
  • Restaurant dining rooms to remain at 50% capacity, and;
  • Retail stores and shopping malls to open at 75% capacity.

The governor said he also was extending the prohibition on turning off utilities; extending the prohibition on filing mortgage foreclosures and evictions; and extending the deadlines to acquire or renew drivers licenses, vehicle registrations and other BMV documentation.

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