How is Reopening Going for Hendricks County, Indiana?
First of all, thank you for checking in on us! You may be wondering how things are going in the midst of the pandemic. We plan to keep this page updated so you can make the best decisions for you and your family when making plans. Revisit this page anytime to learn about local changes to health and safety protocols and to check the status of COVID-19 cases in the area.
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Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, the state of Indiana implemented a mask mandate for all counties. The mandate requires that anyone age 8 and older must wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, commercial entities, transportation services or in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Hendricks County Mask Regulations
Please be advised that the Hendricks County Commissioners have mandated that all County employees and members of the public must wear masks, cloth facial coverings or a face shield (if a physician states you cannot wear a mask or cloth facial covering) while inside County buildings, effective Thursday, July 23, 2020. This includes places like the main Hendricks County Parks & Recreation office in Danville and the Nature Center at McCloud Nature Park.
Indiana COVID-19 Vaccine Info
The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Indiana. The State of Indiana's Vaccine Dashboard has all the updated information about the vaccine including who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine.
To learn more about the vaccine progress in Indiana, click here.
Hendricks County COVID-19 Cases
We will monitor the local level of new COVID-19 cases per day. Below is a snapshot of how Hendricks County is doing. For a more complete picture, view COVID-19 Case Comparison Report that also includes case data for Indiana and the United States.
Indiana's Coronavirus Response
A surge in new daily COVID cases in October and November 2020 caused Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to turn to a new statewide color-coded system to fight this ongoing pandemic. The change, which began Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, replaces the stages that had previously been in effect.
As long as a county is not red, the other three colors in the system allow all tourism attractions, restaurants and shops to remain open while still maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. Events and festival guidelines are determined by whatever color the county is in.
HENDRICKS COUNTY TOWN UPDATES
Just as each county in Indiana may have different guidelines, town requirements may also differ. For the most updated information from each of our towns, visit the websites below.
In order to reduce unnecessary exposure to their staff and public, the Avon Town Hall will be accessible to the public by appointment only beginning Nov. 18, 2020.
As of Nov. 16, 2020, the Town of Plainfield's Municipal Building is closed to walk-in traffic. Appointments can be made by calling 317-754-5394.
Hoosier Hospitality Promise
Businesses in Indiana are pledging to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. Visit Hendricks County has requested our local businesses join the Hoosier Hospitality Promise as we reopen our community’s tourism and hospitality economy.