Indiana Government Actions on Covid-19 - Updated 5/15/2020
Today’s update discusses:
- COVID-19 outbreak in Johnson County Jail
- Indianapolis area moving to Phase 2
- As discussed in a prior update, Johnson County Jail had a high rate of COVID-19 infections. The County has now tested the remaining 231 inmates, resulting in 104 positive tests. The State Health Department has educated the inmates about the virus and how to prevent further spread. In addition, the County is keeping those who have tested positive separate from those who have tested negative and requiring all jail staff to wear personal protective equipment. Access to the building is restricted until June 1.
- As previously updated, Marion County in the metropolitan Indianapolis area joins the rest of Indiana today in Stage 2 of Governor Holcomb’s five-stage plan for re-opening. Public gatherings, including places of worship, will allow up to 25 people; nonessential retail outlets, malls, and liquor stores may operate at 50 percent capacity; and libraries can provide curbside pickup. Next week, restaurants may open for outdoor seating. Nail and hair salons remain closed until further notice.