Yes, very gradually and safely, according to Governor Holcomb, we are beginning to re-open our state.
A five-point plan has been put into place, called “Back on Track Indiana.” You can link to this information source at https://backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN.
As of May 24th, we are in Stage 3 of our Indiana State Plan, which means:
- Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should limit exposure at work and in their communities
- Continue remote work when possible
- Face coverings are recommended
- Social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time
- Nursing homes remain closed to visitors; nursing home guidance will continue to be evaluated
- No travel restrictions
What is open in Pendleton now?
- Retail stores and malls may move to 75% of capacity while maintaining social distancing.
- Mall common areas, such as food courts and sitting areas, are limited to 50% capacity.
- Gyms and fitness centers may open with restrictions. Class sizes and equipment must be spaced to accommodate social distancing. Equipment must be cleaned after each use, and employees are required to wear face coverings
- Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and similar facilities may open with social distancing guidelines in place
- Community pools may open according to CDC guidance
- Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions
- Movie theaters may open at 50% capacity; some theater companies have identified specific hygiene and social distancing guidelines
- The CDC will provide guidance about day camps and overnight camps
What is still closed?
- Bars and nightclubs
- Large events and conventions, fairs, festivals, parades, entertainment, and sports venues.
- Social gatherings of over 250.
- K-12 facilities and activities
Stage 4 begins June 14th, with more events, gatherings, and cultural and offices being opening. The CDC and the Governor’s COVID-19 Response Task Force will be closely monitoring any spikes in the virus. If the virus begins to spike, these guidelines will be reversed.
The family management team at RoseLake Estates encourages all our residents to abide by these important state guidelines to help keep our residents and community members safe and sound.