Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/29/2020
Today’s update discusses:
- Bloomington area moving into Stage 3 with the rest of the state
- Indiana Department of Natural Resources closing pools for 2020
- Indianapolis parks reopening next week
- Monroe County, encompassing the city of Bloomington and Indiana University, will catch up to the remainder of the state and move into Stage 3, with one exception. Governor Holcomb’s executive order limits the number of people in a gathering to 50 or fewer, where the statewide order allows groups of up to 100 people. In addition, the order includes several recommendations. For example, the order recommends face coverings while in public, continued social distancing practices, and the holding of all meetings by telephone or videoconference.
- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced that all pools at Indiana state parks shall remain closed for the duration of the year, despite other activities at the parks reopening. The Department acknowledges that the confined spaces of pools risk a lack of social distancing. However, other activities, like camping, will resume.
- Indianapolis officials will reopen parks in a phased approach on June 1. Staff will be allowed to return to the facilities for telephone assistance, emails, and in-person assistance. Assuming the spaces are deemed safe and there are no additional health concerns, the parks plan to allow day camps to resume and facilities to open to visitors by June 15. In the coming week, residents will see new guidelines released for day camps, a summer pool schedule, and reopening information for other amenities.