Here’s Marion County’s reopening plan in a nutshell

Here, in a nutshell, is the reopening plan for Marion County announced Wednesday by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett:

Friday, May 15

– Limits on public gatherings, including religious services, will be increased from 10 to 25 people or fewer.

– Non-essential retail stores, including those at malls, may reopen at 50 percent capacity with social distancing.

– Indianapolis Public Library branches may begin providing curbside pickup only.

May 22

– Restaurants may open for outdoor seating with strict social distancing guidelines.

June 1 or later

– Indoor seating may be allowed at restaurants at 50 percent capacity.

– Salons and other personal services may reopen with social distancing, if data allows.

– Non-essential manufacturing and industrial activities may reopen.

Reopening assistance

– The city and the Marion County Health Department plan to offer access to free face coverings for all Marion County residents. More information will be coming.

– A $5 million grant program with the Indy Chamber will provide reimbursements of up to $5,000 for qualified PPE expenses for small businesses.

– Businesses interested in PPE reimbursement can go to visit to sign up to receive updates.

– Restaurants seeking ways to expand outdoor seating space can visit

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5 thoughts on “Here’s Marion County’s reopening plan in a nutshell

  1. I am surprised one of the steps is not: “May 29 – Hogsett to delay all remaining reopening plans for at least another two weeks”. Rinse and repeat.

  2. IBJ reports 44% of Covid positive people show no symptoms. This is a serious and deadly disease for a segment of our society that is largely past their working years. Let the working ages go back to work and quarantine those most at risk.

  3. Other than “work from home when possible,” does anyone know what this means for when 9-5 office jobs can likely start for downtown Indianapolis? A date laid out on this yet?

  4. I fail to understand how gatherings of 25 or under are allowed, but a 1 on 1 appointment with a hair stylist, where both the customer and the stylist are wearing face masks, is not allowed??

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