Monroe County will enter Stage 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan Saturday but limit gatherings to 50 or fewer people through June 15, according to a Thursday county health order.
An earlier Monroe County Health Department order originally extended Stage 2 of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan until Monday, but that directive is overridden by this new order. Most counties have been in Stage 3 since May 24.
The statewide guidelines for Stage 3 allow gatherings of up to 100 people with social distancing. However, the Monroe County order said that a 50-person limit will help protect residents from the coronavirus.
The order said the county will follow all other parts of Stage 3, which includes changes such as a 75% capacity for retail businesses and the reopening of gyms.