The Shelby County Department of Health announced Monday that the county will follow Governor Holcomb’s orders “Customers in restaurants, bars and nightclubs will no longer be required by the state to be seated. Six feet of spacing between tables and other seating will still be recommended as is spacing between non-household parties.”

The statewide mask mandate became a mask advisory April 6. Face coverings remain mandatory in all County/City buildings and facilities and in all vaccination and COVID testing sites until further notice. K-12 schools will continue under current requirements through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Private businesses and other entities may institute more stringent guidelines. The Indiana Department of Health will continue to provide county level, color coded metrics to provide easy to understand information about whether virus levels are increasing or decreasing locally.

The state public health emergency will be renewed for another 30 days, beginning April 1. This declaration allows the state to act quickly if conditions take a turn for the worse and allows the state to continue to access hundreds of millions of federal dollars to support Hoosiers recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.

The Shelby County Health Department strongly recommends continuing mask wearing and social distancing as a preventative measure. Governor Holcomb strongly encourages mask wearing and social distancing.