Indiana has entered a new phase of county-based restrictions after positivity rates saw a drop as vaccination rates grew.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced during last week’s coronavirus briefing a new executive order would be signed Sunday. It’s based on Indiana’s color-coded county advisory levels.
The executive order will be in effect until February 28 and strongly recommends social gatherings and events be limited based on a county’s color-coded metric.
Red counties can have up to 25 people present, orange can have 50 people, yellow can have 100 people and blue can have up to 250 people at a gathering.
Governor Holcomb also said that the state will be adding to a capacity limit instead of a total attendees limit.
Overall attendance at social gatherings or events will be based on the county’s color-coded metric.
Red and orange may not exceed 25% of the facility’s capacity, yellow counties may not exceed 50% of the facility’s capacity and blue counties may reach 100% of the facility’s capacity.
Despite the changes, Holcomb stressed Hoosiers need to continue to physically distance while wearing face coverings.