A statewide mask mandate is in effect in Indiana. Masks must be worn in public spaces where you cannot socially distance, inside businesses and on public transportation.

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Back on Track Indiana 

Indiana's Roadmap for Reopening Businesses 

Please note: A statewide mask mandate is in effect in Indiana. Masks must be worn in public spaces where you cannot socially distance, inside businesses and on public transportation. Children under age two should not wear masks, and those between age two and eight do not need to wear one, but are strongly encouraged to if practicable.

Further details are in the governor's executive order here.

It can be difficult to keep track of what’s open and what’s not in Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’ve put this page together to help you.

The information below will guide you through the Governor of Indiana’s executive orders.

Please note: While we are continuously updating the information on our site to the best of our abilities, we recommend you call ahead before visiting businesses or view their social media posts for the latest information.

These new guidelines began September 26, 2020.

Restaurants and Bars

OPEN: Restaurants and bars that serve food may be open at full capacity. Bar section customers must be seated, whether at a table or counter. Social distancing required as a seating consideration. Individuals, households or parties must be spaced six feet apart from another individual, household or party.

Bars and nightclubs may open at full capacity adhering to the same seating requirements as restaurants.

Visit our restaurants page to see who is offering dine-in service, outdoor seating and carryout.

Great Outdoors

Please note: While many outdoor areas are open, they will close if they become overcrowded and the state's social distancing guidelines are not adhered to. Please do your part to keep these amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation open for everyone. 

OPEN: Most parks remain open for visitors to use the trails, parking lots and some of the beaches for strolling. Lifeguards are no longer available at any of the area beaches. This includes Indiana Dunes State Park and National Park. For more information on beaches that are open, click here.

Families can go outside and take a walk, run, ride a bike, geocache, go fishing or boating, but they should continue to practice social distancing by remaining six feet away from other people. Playgrounds may reopen with the recommendation to wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.

Golf courses may be open as well as community pools, tennis and basketball courts. Hunting is also permitted.


OPEN: Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions. 


OPEN: Hotels and motels are allowed to be open.


OPEN: Retail businesses and malls may open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.

Casinos and Attractions

OPEN: Indoor and outdoor venues may open at full capacity. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required among non-household members, especially for indoor events where attendees may be gathered for extended time periods. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for prolonged periods of time.

Outdoor attractions such as the Indiana Dunes are open as stated in the Great Outdoors section above.


Some events scheduled through the Governor’s Executive Order have been cancelled or postponed. Keep up to date on upcoming and postponed events in our events section here.

We also have a page on activities you can enjoy at home and virtual events here.

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