Indiana enters Stage 3 of reopening plan

Indiana enters Stage 3 of reopening plan
By: State Senator Ed Charbonneau Last Updated: May 26, 2020

Because of the progress Indiana has made in slowing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Holcomb announced that, as of Friday, May 22, Indiana will be operating under Stage 3 of the Back on Track plan to reopen Indiana’s economy.

Some of the highlights of Stage 3 include the following:
• Social gatherings of up to 100 people are permitted.
• Retail stores and malls may open to 75% capacity.
• Restaurant in-person dining will remain at 50% capacity.
• Gyms and fitness studios may open with restrictions.
• Community pools and campgrounds may open.
• Youth and adult recreational sports practices may begin (this does not include contact sports).
• Community sports facilities like basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds may open.
• Raceways may hold competitions with no spectators.
• State park inns will reopen.
• Youth summer day camps may begin June 1.
Cass, Lake and Marion counties, however, will remain in Stage 2 of the state plan until June 1 due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in those areas.

Hoosiers age 65 and older, and those with known high-risk medical conditions, should continue to limit exposure at work and in their communities.

To learn more about what is open and to find safety guidelines for various businesses and organizations, visit The full text of the businesses and organizations, visit The full text of the executive order implementing Stage 3 can be found by clicking here. More information on COVID-19 can be found at