Status of Traveling in Southern Indiana
Updated Oct. 13, 2021
Southern Indiana's hospitality industry welcomes you back to our hotels, shops, events, and attractions. Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents, visitors, and employees. We invite you to travel, explore our communities, discover fun places, and make new memories!
All attractions and events are subject to changes and closures. We recommend confirming the status of attractions and upcoming events by reaching out directly to the attraction, venue, or ticket provider before you go.
Statewide Mask Mandate Becomes Advisory
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb changed the mask mandate on April 6, 2021 to an advisory due to the ongoing pandemic. The change still recommends but does not require wearing masks in public spaces. It does, however, give local governments and businesses the authority to enforce stricter mandates when it comes to wearing masks. You can review the newest executive order here.
Face coverings are not required for those who are fully vaccinated. According to CDC guidelines, face coverings are still required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
In addition, they are also required in the following situations:
• In indoor public spaces
• On public transportation services
• In outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
• Children younger than 2 years old
• Medical purposes
• Strenuous physical activity
• While eating and drinking
Face coverings are also recommended for people who are in higher-risk categories, such as those individuals who are immune-compromised, etc.
Local Guidelines in SoIN
To find out what health officials require in SoIN (Clark and Floyd counties), please visit this page often. You can also check with the Clark County Health Department and the Floyd County Health Department where officials update their county’s guidelines.
Vaccination status: Some businesses and events might ask for proof of vaccination. Your vaccination card, photo/photocopy of vaccination card, or other printout/photo of vaccine records with your name are some acceptable forms of proof.
• The State of Indiana shares state-wide updates and advice.
• The U.S. Travel Association offers healthy travel practices and guidance for travelers.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features the latest global updates, health and travel information, and guidance for large gatherings.
• The World Health Organization offers advice, reports, and updates on the outbreak.