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Indiana reinstating some COVID-19 restrictions after increased numbers

Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 19:00:39-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will be reinstating some of its restrictions due to increased COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

“Unfortunately, too many of us have let our guards down,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday.

Holcomb will sign an executive order for new restrictions for some counties in Indiana that have faced increased COVID-19 surges.

It will take effect Nov. 15 and last at least one month.

Counties on Indiana’s metrics map will have limited capacity for events - 50 people in orange counties and 25 people in red counties. The restrictions will be in place for any social gatherings, either indoor or outdoor. Churches and religious gatherings are exempted from the new restrictions.

“Beginning this weekend, there will be no more Stage 5,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb called on Hoosiers to keep holiday gatherings in 2020 smaller and shorter than normal.

The state is also making $20 million available for local government for compliant efforts, such as reviewing event plans and public awareness campaigns.

It’s still unclear exactly what the restrictions will be. Watch Holcomb discuss the new restrictions below: