Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’ll be monitoring Indiana’s COVID-19 data as the State Fair begins. But he’s convinced it will be safe.
The State Fair typically draws nearly 1 million people over its run of less than three weeks. And Indiana is in the middle of the sharpest spike in daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic’s earliest days.
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The Fair doesn’t have any mandated COVID-19 restrictions for its guests. But Holcomb said, if people want to feel more comfortable, they’re free to wear a mask.
“That is one way to add another extra layer of not just peace of mind, but safety,” Holcomb said.
Much of the State Fair – though not all of it – is outdoors.
There is also a COVID-19 vaccination site at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.