Indianapolis will take more steps to open the economy and join the state’s phase four plan next week.
Indiana is moving to stage four on Friday, June 12. Marion County will restart more places on Friday, June 19.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says based on the data, Marion County public health officials have advised it will be safe to open up more.
The opening includes movie theaters and museums at 50 percent. Retail businesses and offices can open at full capacity. Restaurants can increase to 75 percent.
Bars can open at 50 percent. Raceways can open with limited spectators. Public gatherings can increase to 250 people.
Public officials made many reminders to take all safe measures including wearing masks and social distancing.
Marion County Public Health Director Virginia Caine says the the ability to test more people has been crucial.
"It's made a big difference getting into the pockets of vulnerable populations," says Caine.
Caine cited a decline in hospitalizations and the number of people testing positive for COVID-19.