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Indiana's public health order extended to June 30 with some changes

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Posted at 2:43 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 14:43:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed executive orders on Friday extending the public health emergency and making some changes to the current public health order.

Executive Order 21-14 extends the public health emergency through June 30, at which time all current directives in executive orders throughout the pandemic will end.

Executive Order 21-15 adjusts and lifts some requirements beginning June 1.

The changes to the current executive order that will go into effect include:

  • Removing the mask mandate while in state facilities, except for anyone inside any of these state government congregate facilities – the state prisons, state hospitals, Indiana Veterans Home, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Masks are also still required inside COVID testing and vaccination clinics.
  • Continuing the face-covering requirement inside Indiana schools through June 30.
    • Face coverings are not required outdoors on school grounds.
  • Starting July 1, local school boards will determine what measures or restrictions are needed in their local schools regarding the spread of COVID-19.
  • Directing Hoosiers to follow the CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding mask-wearing and other protective measures.
  • Waiving any penalties or interest payments accrued on state income taxes on unemployment wages that must be paid due to HEA 1436.

Marion County's COVID-19 orders remain stricter than the rest of the state. Starting June 7, anyone vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer have to wear a mask in the county. Marion County Public Health Dept. director Dr. Virginia Caine also plans to recommend the following capacity limits starting June 7 in Marion County.

Indoor services at bars, restaurants and other businesses will move to 75% capacity.

  • Personal service businesses will no longer have to be by appointment-only, but capacity should allow for six feet between vaccinated clients.
  • Entertainment and cultural venues can host up to 75% capacity.
  • Religious services and funerals can host 100% capacity.
  • Indoor sporting events will be allowed to host 50% capacity.
  • Capacity limits on large gatherings will increase from 50 to 500 people.