Morgan County is Open.

When you're ready to visit, we'll be here, ready to welcome you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Morgan County, Indiana, whether it's for a short day trip or a week's vacation. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and health of our visitors, hospitality industry employees and local residents, which is why Visit Morgan County supports the Hoosier Hospitality Promise in collaboration with other destinations across the state, the Indiana Tourism Association, Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and US Travel. We encourage you to stay informed and follow any guidance offered by national and local authorities. 

There are no travel restrictions in place at this time, though travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy habits when traveling and to follow any and all guidance issued by public health officials. Indiana is now utilizing a color coded system of advisory levels to help you gauge the safety or risk involved with visiting an Indiana county. Levels are detailed below. 

The majority of our local restaurants and retail establishments remain open for business in Morgan County, though a few are operating on a carryout only basis, or delaying opening for a variety of reasons. Please call ahead prior to visiting if you have questions. We will continue to update our website with information as we receive it. 

Many events, particularly outdoor events, are returning to our calendar, but a few, specially those who typically draw large crowds, are being delayed or rescheduled, so please call ahead to check the status of specific events. Morgan County area attractions, hotels and other venues are open for business, and have instituted additional protective measures in order to safeguard the health and well being of their visitors. We encourage travelers to call ahead to confirm your plans and ensure that you are aware of any changes. Area parks, trails and other outdoor areas are still accessible and are a great way to safely get out of the house as you practice social distancing. Here are some of our favorite paved trails and open spaces

Visit Morgan County is working with state and local officials, national travel industry authorities and our local hospitality partners to take proper precautions now, and to continue to promote healthy and positive travel experiences to our area in the future. Our office is currently open to the public and visitor information is available in public areas of our building. We are accessible via email and messaging on our social media accounts. We will continue to monitor those accounts and post updated information as soon as possible to ensure that our visitors know what to expect as we all adapt to new safety procedures. 

Watch for updates from state officials. Individuals are still encouraged to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing, mask wearing, and other safety measures. We will welcome your visitation to our area again as soon as you feel safe to do so.

Mask Advisory in Effect

Governor Holcomb has announced that Indiana's mandatory face mask policy will transition to a mask advisory on April 6, 2021. Masks are still advised, particularly for unvaccinated individuals, when in public indoor spaces, on public transit, and outside when social distancing is not possible. Masks are still required in state government buildings and in schools. 

County Advisory Levels 

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 test completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics. Details on what each color signifies and the basic regulations associated with that color are listed below. The map is updated each Wednesday and the current version can be found at coronavirus.in.gov, along with additional more specific requirements for each level. Local officials can impose additional restrictions at any level. 

BLUE
The county has a point score of below 1.0. There is low community spread.
All general requirements in effect.
Social gatherings of any kind limited to 250 people.

YELLOW
The county has a point score of 1.0 to 1.5. There is moderate community spread.
All general requirements in effect.
Social gatherings of any kind limited to 100 people. 

ORANGE
The county has a point score of 2.0 to 2.5. Community spread is approaching high levels.
All general requirements in effect. 
Social gatherings of any kind limited to 50 people. 
Capacities in common areas should be reduced; users must socially distance. 

RED
The County has a point score of 3.0 or higher. There is very high community spread. 
All general requirements in effect. 
Social gatherings of any kind limited to 25 people. 
Vulnerable populations should remain isolated; social and holiday gathering not advised. 
Business Capacities must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines; curbside pickup is preferred. 
Local officials may limit hours for bars, nightclubs and restaurants. 
Senior Center activities are suspended; Hospitals, long-term care and other congregate settings may impose visitation limits.

Additional Local Policies

Under Indiana's current policies, local officials can place additional requirements at the County, City or Town level. At this time, individual communities within Morgan County do not have any additional local policies or procedures in effect for COVID-19. A County ordinance passed on April 5 urges individuals to use caution and follow CDC guidelines. The ordinance also provides directives on visiting county offices, attending meetings and safeguards for county employees. (The text of Morgan County Ordinance 2021-5 is available for review.) If you are traveling throughout the area, please be aware of policies in our neighboring counties as well, as many will have differing requirements. Any state requirements are to be observed and we encourage you to follow all applicable advice from state and federal health officials. 

Individual business owners also have the right to state requirements for their own business as they interpret the various recommendations for keeping staff and customers healthy and balance that with customer and worker comfort. Please respect and follow any requirements asked for at the individual business level. 

 

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