Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) is expected to reimpose coronavirus restrictions in most counties in the state on Wednesday amid rising hospitalizations and deaths.
The restrictions, set to go into effect next weekend, will apply to 87 of the state’s 92 counties, which are considered to be at the two higher-risk levels of virus spread. The highest-risk red counties will only allow gatherings of up to 25 people, while the next-highest orange counties will permit crowds of up to 50 people, the governor said during his address.
Religious gatherings are exempt, and any other events that plan to have a larger amount of people require approval from officials. Holcomb’s mask mandate will also continue another month.
“Unfortunately, too many of us, and around the country, have let our guards down, and either assumed we won’t get it or if we do, so be it, we’ll get through it, without any more universal consideration to what these multiplying numbers have on others and our system of care,” he said.
The restrictions come after Holcomb removed most of the state’s business and gathering size regulations in September. Indiana has since experienced a 200 percent increase in COVID-19 patients, The Associated Press noted. Read from source….