FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A “renewed and revised” public health order took effect in Allen County on Sunday, as local officials sought to curb the upswing in COVID-19 cases.
The county’s health commissioner announced the order on Friday.
It follows limits on social gatherings laid out in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-50. The order also continues capacity limits in restaurants, bars and fitness centers.
Those parameters depend on the county’s status in the color-coded categories outlined previously.
“It is imperative our community remains vigilant practicing the public health measures we know work to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said health commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter. “While we continue to experience a high rate of cases and hospitalizations, we hope the extension of this order in addition to the Governor’s efforts will enable Allen County to avoid further overwhelming our healthcare system until we have widespread distribution of a safe, effective vaccine.”
The number of attendees at social gatherings is limited by the color metric of each Indiana county. Local health departments are no longer allowed to grant permission for larger events.
The full Allen County public health order can be viewed here.