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Positive COVID test leads to quick closure at Indianapolis City Market

Plans are to reopen Friday
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Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 18:25:46-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City Market plans to be open Friday, after having to close early Thursday afternoon due to COVID-19.

According to a statement from the market, an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Here is more of that statement:

In the spirit of transparency and the safety of our entire community, the Indianapolis City Market immediately launched our emergency response plan and closed the City Market earlier today at 3p.m. We hired a professional cleaning service to sanitize the City Market and the office space this evening in order for us to safely reopen tomorrow. City Market merchants will resume normal hours of operations beginning tomorrow, Friday, November 20th.

The statement went on to say that the market is following all guidelines and precautions set by the Marion County Health Department.

This has been a tough year for the historic market. With thousands of downtown office workers doing their jobs from home, the normal lunch crowd isn't available. On top of that, the city recently began a project to repave and upgrade Market Street between the City-County Building and the market.

That work won't be done until late next year.