TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– New COVID-19 gathering restrictions take effect today in Indiana.
According to Gov. Eric Holcomb, the restrictions are for counties shaded red and orange on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Vigo County is in the orange category.
Under the new restrictions, counties in the orange are required to limit gatherings to 50 people. This could impact venues like the Red Barn in Terre Haute where weddings and parties are hosted.
Owner Kris Kraut said no cancelations have occurred yet; however, the restrictions do add a new part to the planning process.
“Many of our early spring weddings have moved to December, so it impacts us later on in the year as we get ready to help those brides and those guests with those Christmas parties navigate through the rules of the governor’s new mandate,” Kraut said. “So, financially it’s tough. But we’re also feeling for our clients and our brides who now have to either shorten their guest lists or reconsider if they’re going to have a wedding or not.”
Counties shaded in red are limited to gatherings of 25 people or less.
Clay County is the only in MyWabashValley.com viewing area in that category. The county metrics are updated every Wednesday.