Tippecanoe Co To Launch New Restrictions With 10% Positivity Rate, White Co Joins Red Zone Counties

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TIPPECANOE AND WHITE COUNTIES, Ind. (WLFI) – The Tippecanoe County Health Department is imposing new restrictions as the county’s percent positivity rate rises.

As we previously reportedOn November 17, the TCHD released a plan of new restrictions that would take effect if the county’s positivity rate exceeded 10%.

County health worker Dr Jeremy Adler said on Saturday that Tippecanoe County had a 10.2% positivity rate. And that as of Tuesday, November 24, the new restrictions will begin. They will remain in effect until the county’s 7-day test positive rate falls below 10% for 14 days.

Tippecanoe County is still in the Orange Zone, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

In addition to Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order for County Measures, the following new restrictions will apply to County of Tippecanoe:

  • Retail – 75% capacity
  • Cultural, entertainment and tourism venues – 50% capacity
  • Day centers for seniors – 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers – 50% capacity
  • Restaurants
    • 50% interior capacity
    • 100% outdoor capacity, provided social distancing of at least 6 feet is maintained.
    • outer tents must have two open sides
  • Bars
    • 25% interior capacity
    • 100% outdoor capacity, provided social distancing of at least 6 feet is maintained.
    • outer tents must have two open sides

White County has now moved into the red zone, according to the ISDH. This means White County will now have to operate under the Red County restrictions imposed by Governor Holcomb in his latest executive order.

White County currently has an all 7-day test positivity rate of 15.58%.

Some of the red zone restrictions include limiting social gatherings to 25 people or less with social distancing and masks, restaurants and retail stores are encouraged to switch to curbside collection and participation in extracurricular activities Indoor K-12, including all IHSAA sporting events, is limited. to participants, support staff and parents / guardians / siblings. All non-participants are required to wear a face mask when participating in these activities.

To move to a less restrictive colored area, a county must meet the parameters / score of a less restrictive category for two consecutive weeks before being allowed to move to that category. Currently, there are 21 counties in the red zone, including Fountain and Newton counties.

To learn more about restrictions on Red Zone counties, read pages 13 and 14 of Governor Holcomb’s decree. Photo from ISDH website on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Map of Indiana counties by designated color area.



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