Gov. Holcomb announces restrictions for counties with high COVID-19 spread
In his press conference Wednesday, Governor Eric Holcomb announced there will be new restrictions on counties with the highest spread of COVID-19. Counties that are orange or red on the county metrics map will be affected by the changes.
Gov. Holcomb said when we moved to stage 5 in September, our positivity rate was 3.9%. Our current positivity rate is 10.3 %.
Regardless of where you live, the governor says everyone should wear a mask. He is asking all businesses to place signs and require all patrons to wear masks.
Fulton County is the only county in Michiana that is not affected by the changes.
Elkhart, Kosciusko, La Porte, Marshall, Pulaski, St. Joseph and Starke counties are all orange. La Grange County is red.
As of November 15, for counties in orange:
- Indoor and outdoor activities are limited to 50 people
- K-12 extracurricular activities and sports are limited to 25-percent capacity
As of November 15, for counties in red:
- Indoor and outdoor activities are limited to 25 people
- K-12 extracurricular activities and sports are limited to parents, participants and necessary personnel