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These Indiana counties now face COVID-19 restrictions after a new map update

Ethan May
Indianapolis Star

Click here for an updated list of Indiana counties affected by restrictions.

The Indiana State Department of Health updated its color-coded map that determines which restrictions each of the state's counties face.

The numbers continue to worsen: Only one of the state's 92 counties, Putnam, is categorized as yellow, meaning it is seeing moderate community spread of the virus.

Zero counties are seeing minimal community spread.

The number of counties in red, seeing high community spread, increased from nine last week to 21 this week. All of the state's other counties, a total of 70, are categorized as orange for moderate to high spread.

Indianapolis and all of its doughnut counties remain in the orange category. Pockets of red counties sit in the northwest, northeast and southeast corners of the state.

Last week Gov. Eric Holcomb placed these new restrictions for each color:

In orange counties: 

  • Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and cocurricular events is limited to 25% capacity.
  • Capacity in common areas and break rooms should be reduced.
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with attendance limited to participants, required personnel and parents/guardians.
  • Social gatherings of any kind, inside or outside, are limited to 50 people.
  • Special, seasonal or commercial events planned for more than 50 people require approval of a safety plan by the local health department.

In red counties:

  • Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including IHSAA sports, is limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians.
  • Local officials may consider limiting hours for the operation of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with participants, required personnel and parents/guardians only.
  • Senior care activities are suspended.
  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings may impose visitation limits.
  • Common areas and break rooms should be closed.

Local governments may issue more strict rules, as Marion County did last week.

The data used for the updated map came from 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The map will update again at noon next Wednesday. The state uses each county's seven-day positivity rate and the weekly number of cases per 100,000 residents to assign colors. See more detail about the map's scoring here.

These county color categorizations are accurate as of Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Orange counties:

  • Adams
  • Bartholomew
  • Benton
  • Blackford
  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Clark
  • Clinton
  • Crawford
  • Daviess
  • Delaware
  • Dubois
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Fountain
  • Fulton
  • Gibson
  • Grant
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Hendricks
  • Henry
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Johnson
  • Knox
  • Kosciusko
  • La Porte
  • Lawrence
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Miami
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Orange
  • Owen
  • Parke
  • Pike
  • Posey
  • Pulaski
  • Randolph
  • Rush
  • Scott
  • Shelby
  • St. Joseph
  • Starke
  • Switzerland
  • Tippecanoe
  • Tipton
  • Union
  • Vanderburgh
  • Vermillion
  • Vigo
  • Wabash
  • Warrick
  • Washington
  • Wayne

Red counties:

  • Allen
  • Brown
  • Clay
  • De Kalb
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • Elkhart
  • Franklin
  • Lagrange
  • Lake
  • Newton
  • Perry
  • Porter
  • Ripley
  • Spencer
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan
  • Warren
  • Wells
  • White
  • Whitley

Contact IndyStar transportation reporter Ethan May at emay@indystar.com or 317-402-1058. Follow him on Twitter: @EthanMayJ.