Indiana prepares for new reopening stage

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INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT)- Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the most of the state remains on track to advance to stage three of the reopening plan Friday. Gov. Holcomb says Cass, Marion, and Lake counties will wait until June 1 to advance to stage three, if local officials agree.

Stage three means restaurants and bars can open at 50 percent capacity while malls and retail stores can reopen at 75 percent capacity. Social gatherings up to 100 people will also be allowed. People over 65 years old and high-risk individuals are still asked to stay home. Campgrounds, pools, gyms, and fitness studios can also reopen.

However, casinos will still be closed until stage four of the reopening plan.

Gov. Holcomb also said he is extending the prohibition on evictions, utility shutoffs, and foreclosures statewide. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness says 28 rest stops across Indiana are currently opened, with rest stop restrooms being cleaned hourly.

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(This story was originally published on May 20, 2020)

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