October 15, 2020

Marion County COVID Restrictions Remain In Place

Dr. Virginia Caine. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

Dr. Virginia Caine. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

Marion County will stick with current pandemic restrictions as the state experiences record numbers of COVID-19 cases. 

Indianapolis numbers trend up in a few key categories including new cases, ER visits and hospitalizations. Officials say restrictions, including limited capacity at bars and restaurants, will remain in place.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett encouraged safety precautions, like social distancing and masks, headed into the holidays.

"To think carefully about the plans you have in place and have conversations about how you can remain diligent," Hogsett said. 

Face to face trick or treating is discouraged in Marion County this year but not prohibited.

Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine said there are very few numbers of new cases among students.

"It shows that a considerable amount of effort, talent, a lot of expertise, has taken place in the school systems," Caine said. 

Some measures, including the number of deaths and the positivity rate, have remained steady. 

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