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Marion County's stay-at-home order extended to May 15

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 08:35:58-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The stay-at-home order in Marion County is being extended to May 15.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine of the Marion County Public Health Department will make a formal announcement Thursday.

“It’s clear from talking to state leaders and community stakeholders that the challenges we face here in Indianapolis are unique – a city filled with large venues, densely populated neighborhoods, and active business centers. To ensure that we see continued progress in our fight against this virus, we must recommit to our social distancing efforts even as we plan for the future,” said Mayor Hogsett. “I appreciate Governor Holcomb’s partnership as he and his team continue to address the diverse needs of Hoosier communities.”

The order will continue current restrictions on all non-essential businesses through Friday, May 15. Restaurants will be allowed to continue offering carry-out or delivery services and grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses will remain open.

The order also requires all Marion County residents to wear a face mask when out in public.

“We are seeing some signs of progress and I would like to thank the residents of Marion County for taking the public health guidance and travel restrictions so seriously,” said Dr. Caine. “As we promised at the beginning of this outbreak, we are closely monitoring the data and continually adjusting restrictions to reflect current trends. Still, there is more work to be done to ensure we keep Indianapolis residents safe during this difficult time.”

Beginning May 2, area golf courses and local farmers' markets in Marion County will be allowed to open, as long as they are ensuring proper social distancing among golfers and strict sanitation practices.

If you are impacted by COVID-19 you can visit the city's resource guide at indy.gov/covid.