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Marion County loosening restrictions for bars, restaurants

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:31:23-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As Marion County has made “extraordinary gains” in the fight against COVID-19, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has lessened the restrictions for restaurants and bars in the city.

Beginning Monday, March 1, here are the changes coming to Marion County’s restrictions:

  • Bar capacity will increase from 25% capacity to 50% capacity with bar seating, as long as social distancing is followed
  • Indoor restaurant capacity will increase from 50% capacity to 75% capacity, as long as social distancing is followed
  • The curfew for bars, restaurants and music venues will move from midnight to 2 a.m.
  • Music venue and gym capacity increased to 50%

"We've been doing a remarkable job so far," said Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine. "These are some incredible, significant gains."

Watch the press conference below