Event plans must seek approval to show mitigation of COVID

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If you plan on holding any events any time soon, you will now have to get approval from the health department showing steps on how the coronavirus will be mitigated at events.

The Kosciusko County Health Department released the information that was provided by the Indiana State Department of Health, showing that event organizers must “develop and submit to the local health department a written plan outlining the steps being taken to mitigate against COVID-19.”

The new Executive Order, signed by Governor Eric Holcomb, applies to seasonal or special events such as fairs, festivals, parades, graduations, outdoor concerts, outdoor movies (other than drive-ins), family reunions, conferences or weddings.

The plan must address capacity limits, guest information, staff and volunteer screening, social distancing measures, among other things. Local health departments will then review and will approve or disapprove of the event plans.

Plans must be submitted at least seven days in advance of the date.

You can see the full Executive Order from the Governor here.