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Marion County to move to Stage 4 of reopening

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 15:20:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS — While most of the state moves into Stage 4 of reopening on Friday, Marion County will remain in Stage 3 for another week, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Thursday.

Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine, the director of the Marion County Health Department, said they are taking the precaution to wait an extra week before moving into the next stage.

Here are the expected changes when Marion County moves into Stage 4 on June 19:

  • Movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums, the zoo open at 50% capacity
  • Retail stores and malls may open at full capacity with social distancing in effect
  • Indoor dining and worship services increased to 75% capacity
  • Bars and nightclubs may reopen at 50% capacity
  • Bar seating at restaurants may reopen
  • Salons, spas, and tattoo parlors may continue to operate by appointment only, with mandatory face coverings for employees and patrons

Businesses may resume at full capacity, with accommodations for at-risk employees

As of Thursday, Marion County has nearly 10,500 COVID-19 cases, more than double the next highest county.

"Residents are still strongly encouraged to utilize face coverings and practice social distancing in their daily lives," Hogsett said.

This story will be updated.