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Holcomb announces new non-emergent procedure, gathering size limits

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 16:35:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals are required to postpone or reschedule non-emergent procedures done in in-patient hospitals starting Dec. 16 until at least Jan 3.

Indian Gov. Eric Holcomb made the announcement Wednesday to help free up space in intensive care units and hospitals.

Holcomb reminded people they should still go to the hospital if they have an emergency or serious medical condition.

The state is also limiting the number of people allowed to attend social gatherings. The limits are based on the county metric colors:

  • Counties in red are limited to 25 people
  • Counties in orange are limited to 50 people
  • Counties in yellow are limited to 100 people
  • Counties in blue are limited to 250 people

Gathering sizes are not allowed to exceed the limits set by the state.

Grade school extracurricular and co-curricular activities are allowed to continue. Counties in red must limit attendance to participants, support personnel, parents and guardians, and their children. Counties in blue, yellow, or orange, need to limit capacity to 25 percent and consult with their local health departments.

College and professional sports are allowed to continue with participants, support personnel, and family members. Local health departments may approve plans to have fan attendance limited to 25 percent.

Officials also gave an update on the state's vaccine plan.

You can watch the update below: