Back On Track plan derailed in favor of new localized, targeted restrictions

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Governor Eric Holcomb has signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19.

Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

“We must do all we can to protect our hospital capacity, so our health care professionals can protect and care for patients,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Not only for those who have COVID, but for the cancer patient, the heart patient, and the other Hoosier patients who need care in our urban, rural, and suburban hospitals all across the state of Indiana.”

The Indiana Department of Health has established a color-coded county map that measures weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics. Restrictions are assigned based on the map, which is updated each Wednesday at www.coronavirus.in.gov.

Click here for an in-depth description of the requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Coronavirus_Response_Requirements.pdf

Among the requirements are:

Blue: The county has low community spread.

  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 250 people.
  • A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 250 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.

Yellow: The county has moderate community spread.

  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 100 people.
  • A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 100 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.

Orange: The county’s community spread is approaching high levels. These requirements are in effect when a county reaches the Orange metric and remain until a county moves to Yellow or Blue for two straight weeks.

  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 50 people.
  • A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 50 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. College and professional sports are included. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.

Red: The county has very high positivity and community spread. When a county is in the Red metric, these requirements remain in effect until the metric has returned to Orange or lower for two weeks.

  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 25 people.
  • A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 25 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding. College and professional sports are included. This requirement is effective Nov. 22.

Regardless of a county’s color code, face coverings are required for all Hoosiers. Businesses of all types are required to place clearly visible signs at their public and employee entrances notifying all that face coverings are required.

All customers in restaurants and bars are required to be seated. Tables, counters, or other seating arrangements must be spaced six feet apart.

The executive order takes effect on Sunday, Nov. 15 and runs until at least Saturday, Dec. 12.

Click here to see the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Click here to read the Governor’s remarks announcing the changes: https://www.in.gov/gov/governor-holcomb/newsroom/covid-19-county-metrics-and-requirments/

8 COMMENTS

  1. What baloney. Meanwhile the CDC says more than 99% of people recover from COVID. The real mortality rate is probably around .002 percent. But let’s destroy or economy, violate or constitutional rights and cause mass poverty, famine and mental illness. Makes sense right…

  2. Ok didn’t we do this before? I feel like Groundhog Day again! Mask Do NOT stop a virus! Hello let’s “use science” as they keep saying!

  3. Wearing masks is ridiculous unless you’re a stick-up man. A mask mandate is nonsense. Masks do absolutely nothing to prevent covid-19 you know it I know it we all know it. Wasn’t it reported that this virus is Airborne? So ask yourself what is a mask going to do? Absolutely nothing!

  4. There is a reason rainwater got 12% of the vote…. if I knew that there was a good chance of rainwater beating Holcomb and the Dem, I would have voted for him. So sick of the virtue signalling.

  5. How about a little clarity and transparency on this cornyvirus panicdemic.

    I read an article earlier today that reports as many as 40% of the reported Cornyvirus hospitalizations are bogus reporting. We need to know how many admitted patients were admitted because of corneyvirus or were admitted for something else then tested after being admitted. Now they are being counted as a cornyvirus panicdemic hospitalization when perhaps they are not. By the way, using the word “case” is a subversive way to convince us the situation is much worse than it really is so we will subsequently accept more tyranny. We think the word “case” refers to a new sick person perhaps in the hospital. When it may in fact only refer to someone who was exposed or tested positive but is not actually suffering any symptom of at the least very mild symptoms. Testing positive doesn’t even mean you are sick with the virus. We are being lied to by everyone concerned with this panic. We are at the point we cannot trust medical officials. We cannot depend on elected officials that take the oath to SECURE OUR RIGHTS. Will we be forced en mass to take a vaccine that has not been proven by the test of time? Are you willing to use your body and your kids as guinea pigs for the government? Very soon we will devolve into utter anarchy because all public officials have a tendency towards tyranny. Why do I say that? Because 99.5% of all cornyvirus infected people recover. yet we are told to obey and accept the overblown statistic as TRUTH. In case you forgot, Lying is a mortal sin. All the time the phony office of the president-elect plagiarizes the very policies President Trump got started over the last 8-10 months. Never let a good crisis go to waste. When the crisis is cured by the private pharma companies there will need to be a new crisis manufactured to control us. Mark my words. Laugh at me if you want to but when you are forced to take the vaccine remember I told you so.

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