COVID Guidelines and Information
Nothing is more important than your safety and comfort, which is why Hamilton County supports and follows the Hoosier Hospitality Promise in collaboration with the Indiana Tourism Association, Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and U.S. Travel.
Our promise to you is to work with our attractions, hotels, venues and restaurants as they adapt new ways to serve you, including limiting guest capacity and ensuring space for social distancing; new ways to clean, including regular and thorough sanitation; and new ways to stay healthy, including employee temperature checks. And while the pledge is a promise, it is not a certification program. It's a handshake agreement by establishments and visitors to do this together.
We ask you wait until the time is right to visit, stay home if you feel sick and abide by CDC guidelines, including practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.
So, when you’re ready, we look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton County, Indiana and our communities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and the four Northern Towns of Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero and Sheridan.
As always, we welcome all visitors to our destination. Hamilton County strives to be inclusive, inviting and welcoming place, and that hasn’t changed.
Together, we can safely resume travel and reopen Indiana’s hospitality industry.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order includes the following:
• Face coverings are still required.
• All businesses are required to place clearly visible signage at their public and employee entrances notifying all that face coverings are required. Businesses should only admit those who wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
• All customers in restaurants, bars and nightclubs are required to be seated when receiving service. Individuals from non-household parties must be spaced six feet apart at other tables, counters or other seating arrangements.
• All are required to maintain social distancing of six feet in public spaces, whether inside or outside, and especially when with others who are not members of your immediate household.
Click here for more information on Indiana's COVID-19 response plan.
Hamilton County Guidelines
The Indiana Department of Health has established a color-coded county map that measures weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics. The map is updated each Wednesday.
Currently, Hamilton County is in the red category.
This means Hamilton County businesses remain open with the following restrictions.
• Social gatherings of any kind, indoors or outside, are limited to 25 people with no exceptions from the local health department.
• Attendance at recreational sporting events is limited to participants, required personnel, parents, guardians, siblings, spouses and minor children of participants or personnel.
• Indoor dining is permitted, but businesses are encouraged to promote curbside pick-up or online ordering.
The Fishers Health Department’s Board of Health approved the following Public Health Order, effective Wednesday, Nov. 18. Currently, the City of Fishers is in the red category.
• Social gatherings are limited to 10 people inside and 25 people outside.
• Events for more than 25 people must have approval.
• Masks shall be worn at all times while indoors except when eating or drinking.
• All patrons or group parties must be at least six (6) feet away from people at other tables. Party size must be limited to eight (8) people or fewer at each table. Table service is required for indoor dining or drink service.
• No bar-top seating is permitted. Tables within a bar area may be open for table service. Customers must remain seated and congregation is not permitted.
• No more than two (2) persons may wait in the lobby for a table unless social distancing can be accommodated.
• All self-service beverage or food stations offering food items not prepackaged shall be closed.
Click here for more information on Fishers' mandates.