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Indianapolis bars and nightclubs allowed to open at 25% capacity next week

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 11:22:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Bars and nightclubs in Indianapolis can reopen with 25% capacity beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, but only if everybody is seated.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said outdoor seating may open at 50% beginning Tuesday.

Patrons must be seated at tables that hold six people, at most. Bartop seating will remain closed. This means no dancing.

"I promise you that Dr. Caine [Marion County Health Department Director] and her team will go full Footloose on your business if you're operating as a dance club," Hogsett said.

Hogsett said the new regulations will “last so long as business owners and customers take the obligations under these public health orders seriously.”

Click here to watch the press conference.