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COVID-19 Restrictions Tighten Again
Last week, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine delivered an update on local COVID-19 data and restrictions. The new public health order decreases capacity limits on most establishments and activities, and requires all Marion County schools to return to virtual instruction by November 30. Mayor Hogsett and Dr. Caine also encouraged residents to alter their holiday plans to help reduce the spread of the virus.
As a result of the pandemic, we're switching it up for this year's holiday home tour to feature a community-wide online celebration of the season! The Midtown Holiday Light Tour: Home for the Holidays presented by Bedel Financial will feature festively decorated exteriors of Midtown homes pinpointed on an interactive map on our website.
Want to join the fun? Coming soon, you can register your home so all can view festive holiday cheer safely. Residents of Indianapolis and beyond can use the map to safely explore Midtown's amazing neighborhoods and share the festive spirit of the season.
Stay tuned for more information!
Winter Assistance Program Grant
As an extension to the City of Indianapolis' Hospitality Establishment Lifeline Program (HELP), the City is offering grants to help businesses purchase supplies to enable outdoor dining in the coming winter months.
The Midtown Indy family mourns the passing of longtime supporter and former board member Elsa Kramer. Join us in celebrating her life and read her obituary.
Broad Ripple Winter Farmers Market
The Broad Ripple Winter Farmers Market takes place every Saturday inside of the former Macy's at Glendale, the lower level on the northside of the building (2615 E. 62nd St). Social distancing guidelines and a line queue help keep customers safe, and all are encouraged to place pre-orders ahead of time! Masks are required and no dogs are allowed, Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.
To help decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our city's parks and communities, Indy Parks is reminding parks users to follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Although Indy Parks is not restricting access to greenspaces at this time, Indy Parks director Linda Broadfoot notes that new park capacity restrictions go into effect today, Monday November 16.
Participation in indoor facilities, indoor/outdoor rentals, and programs is limited to 25% capacity
Family centers will permit gym activities by separating activities in different areas
In some cases, park rentals will require a health department mitigation plan to outline social distancing efforts
Indy Parks will continue its free meals program, which has served more than 300,000 meals since March 2020. With local schools switching to virtual learning by November 30, Indy Parks is evaluating options to increase meal options around the city.
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