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 to 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.
Local Attractions Guidelines
As of Sept. 20, masks are required for anyone ages 3 or older who is attending events, visiting or working on the Center's campus. This requirement applies to patrons, staff, vendors and volunteers. As of Oct. 4, all patrons and other visitors ages 12 or older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination when entering any indoor space on campus, including the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. As an alternative - and a requirement for patrons ages 5-11, who are not currently eligible for vaccination - patrons may present physical or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the event.
As of Sept. 7, masks are required in all buildings regardless of vaccination status.
The CDC strongly recommends that all fans who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear face coverings unless they are actively eating, drinking or are otherwise exempt from having to wear a face covering. Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a face covering.
Starting Oct. 4, prior to entry into Ruoff Music Center, ALL shows will require attendees to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event OR full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose). Proof must be a PRINTED copy of a negative test result or vaccination, or the original vaccination card.
Select artists and shows will require these same entry protocols BEFORE Oct. 4.
Please note that requirements and venue protocols, such as testing and vaccination are subject to change, so be sure to check back closer to your event date for the latest information.
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.
Click here to view the COVID-19 Indiana county guidelines by color.
The City of Fishers established the Fishers Health Department in April 2020, which is separate from the Hamilton County Health Department.
Click here for the most up-to-date information on Fishers' mandates.