Bartholomew County sets new guidelines for COVID-19

Bartholomew County Health Officer Dr. Brian Niedbalski is urging the public to continue taking COVID-19 precautions and businesses to continue requiring masks despite the governor’s plan to lift those restrictions in just over a week.

Niedbalski said that despite recent improvements and stabilization of COVID-19 cases in our area, viral spread remains in our county. He said it is important that the community continue working to prevent the spread by following all public safety measures of face coverings, physical distancing of 6 feet and hand hygiene.

He said he feels it is extremely important to continue mask wearing when out in public places where close contact with individuals outside of your own household will occur. He also strongly encouraged local businesses to continue to require the wearing of masks for their customers and staff.

Niedbalski said that social gatherings, public meetings, and other events will be limited to no more than 250 people adhering to social distancing guidelines. Attendance may not exceed 100% of a facility’s capacity.

You can read the most recent Bartholomew County Health Department COVID-19 guidance here.