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Gov. Holcomb moves up Stage 3 to Friday

Gyms, pools, sports courts allowed to open tomorrow

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Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Stage 3 of the plan to reopen Indiana would begin this Friday, May 22, at 12:01 a.m. The original date was Sunday, May 24.

This applies to all Indiana counties except Lake, Marion, and Cass, which will begin Stage 3 on June 1.

This stage allows:

• Gyms, YMCAs, and fitness studios to open with restrictions

• Community pools and campgrounds to open

• Recreational sports practices to begin, following guidelines (contact sports like football and lacrosse are prohibited)

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• Basketball, tennis, soccer, and baseball courts and fields to open

• Social gatherings of up to 100 to take place

During this stage, Hoosiers age 65 and older or people at high-risk are encouraged to remain cautious and limit exposure, and face coverings are recommended for everyone.

In addition, retail stores and malls move to 75-percent capacity, while mall common areas, such as food courts and sitting areas, move to 50-percent capacity. Movie theaters can open at 50-percent capacity.

Stage 3 is expected to end on June 14.