In March 2020, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb declared a halt to dine-in services at restaurants and bars because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although dine-in services would resume two months later, restrictions such as capacity limits and increased spacing between tables remained. There was also the fear of many customers who didn’t want to risk contracting the virus.
Holcomb announced last week that he would lift the state’s mask mandate and the restrictions on businesses on April 6. Local jurisdictions can still implement their own restrictions, but business owners are facing the prospect of soon returning to pre-pandemic operations.