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Fishers to require restaurants and bars to close at 10 p.m. beginning on Christmas

Posted at 12:40 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 16:26:36-05

FISHERS — The city of Fishers will require restaurants and bars to close at 10 p.m. for two weeks beginning Christmas Day.

The Fishers Health Department issued the order Tuesday as it seeks to limit New Years gatherings due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

The order from requires "all restaurants, bars, taverns, nightclubs, retail food establishments, and other establishments providing in-person food and/or drink service" to close indoor dining and drink service and be cleared of customers between 10 p.m.-5 a.m. from Friday through Jan. 8.

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Fishers and throughout Hamilton County. The county's seven-day positivity rate among all individuals is 20.8% and 12.1% among all tests registered.

A total of 246 people have died with COVID-19 in Hamilton County and 21,622 have tested positive since the pandemic began.