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.