Indiana bars, nightclubs and restaurants to close dine-in services through end of March

Eric Holcomb via AP

All bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Indiana are now required to close to in-person patrons and may provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 11:28 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2020 7:17 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced additional efforts on Monday to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

The three highlights Holcomb announced are the closing of bars, nightclubs and restaurants for in-house services.

UPDATE: Indiana has first confirmed Coronavirus death

Blood supplies are low at blood centers across the state.

Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers should cancel and/or postpone non-urgent surgeries.

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Here are additional directives from Governor Holcomb:

  • Indiana will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for large events and mass gatherings.
  • Under the current guidance for schools, 273 out of 289 public school districts are closed, using e-learning days, or on spring break and have announced a future closure.
  • Bars, nightclubs and restaurants are required to close to in-person service and may provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March.
  • Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers should cancel and/or postpone elective and non-urgent surgical procedures immediately. 
  • Physicians should continue to perform critical procedures necessary to prevent short-term and/or long-term adverse effects to their patients’ overall health.
  • Indiana’s Emergency Operations Center has been raised to a Level 1 status.
  • State employees will maximize the use of remote work and meet virtually whenever possible while maintaining operations.
    • Non-essential in-person meetings will be limited to 10 persons or less and should meet virtually whenever possible.
    • High-risk individuals should not attend meetings in person.
  • State employees over the age of 60 with underlying health conditions are advised to work from home.
  • The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will close to the public beginning Tuesday.
  • The visitors center at White River State Park will close.
  • Indiana state parks and recreation centers, including state park inns, remain open.
  • Restaurants will convert operations to take-out and delivery.
  • State agencies already are developing remote work plans for employees and will continue to implement them while maintaining necessary state services.
    • Employees who work outdoors are encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • The Department of Workforce Development has suspended rules requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to physically appear at a Work One location to engage in reemployment services for the next four weeks.
  • The DWD will also request flexibility under federal and state law to expand eligibility for claimants and ease burdens on employers.
  • The Indiana Economic Development Corporation will postpone the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit, scheduled for April 26-28.
  • Communities are encouraged to work together to provide child care options for all who need assistance and delivery services of meals and other necessities for senior citizens.
  • Hoosiers who can donate blood are encouraged to visit local blood centers.
    • Blood supplies are low.

More information may be found at the ISDH website.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 147582

Reported Deaths: 3937
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion24410780
Lake12911350
St. Joseph8651154
Elkhart8281130
Allen7756221
Hamilton5872113
Vanderburgh547750
Tippecanoe346414
Monroe316238
Hendricks3116130
Johnson2947127
Porter288948
Clark280857
Delaware277174
Vigo245534
Madison224587
Cass220120
LaPorte208853
Warrick185362
Floyd170865
Kosciusko169221
Howard155366
Bartholomew137557
Dubois133423
Marshall129826
Henry120728
Boone117748
Grant116839
Wayne114923
Hancock112844
Noble110033
Jackson106412
Morgan90840
Dearborn89528
Daviess82732
Gibson8229
Clinton80116
Shelby76929
Lawrence76732
LaGrange76114
Harrison72924
Putnam69415
Knox68610
DeKalb67411
Posey6695
Steuben5798
Miami5655
Montgomery55722
Fayette55615
White55615
Jasper5264
Greene50537
Scott50313
Decatur49339
Adams4555
Clay4266
Whitley4246
Ripley4138
Sullivan40612
Wells4045
Orange38124
Starke3787
Wabash3769
Spencer3656
Huntington3645
Franklin35925
Jennings35813
Washington3452
Randolph3318
Jefferson3275
Fulton3232
Pike31512
Carroll30513
Perry28214
Jay2756
Fountain2733
Tipton26123
Parke2152
Newton20511
Vermillion2031
Owen1991
Rush1984
Martin1930
Blackford1843
Crawford1401
Pulaski1401
Brown1283
Ohio1167
Benton1060
Union1010
Switzerland840
Warren721
Unassigned0233

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 181787

Reported Deaths: 5067
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin30590635
Cuyahoga19212671
Hamilton15890338
Montgomery9883184
Lucas8058370
Butler7856122
Summit6406260
Warren393360
Stark3605178
Mahoning3567283
Marion332149
Pickaway294646
Delaware275927
Lorain262389
Fairfield254156
Licking241065
Wood240181
Clark231654
Clermont225936
Trumbull2174134
Greene210840
Columbiana207887
Allen195873
Miami191056
Lake184757
Medina175542
Portage153067
Mercer143327
Ross130533
Wayne125968
Richland125724
Tuscarawas117822
Athens11452
Erie111453
Darke108850
Madison101314
Hancock97520
Auglaize92716
Lawrence88524
Putnam86127
Shelby85014
Geauga81950
Muskingum8174
Scioto7709
Belmont76827
Union7203
Ashtabula71348
Huron6909
Sandusky69022
Seneca57614
Preble57417
Ottawa55930
Holmes53710
Fulton4726
Henry44217
Jefferson4384
Defiance43713
Clinton42013
Jackson4197
Fayette4188
Crawford4088
Logan3923
Champaign3783
Highland3714
Ashland3705
Brown3583
Knox35215
Perry35011
Washington32423
Morrow3222
Williams3124
Hardin30913
Coshocton28612
Pike2780
Wyandot27813
Gallia27413
Guernsey2688
Van Wert2153
Meigs20512
Adams1936
Hocking1899
Carroll1887
Paulding1791
Monroe14118
Noble1120
Vinton853
Harrison763
Morgan690
Unassigned00
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