Social Gatherings and Special Events

On November 15, 2020 the state implemented guidelines for the color-coded system to inform Hoosiers about the status of COVID-19 in each county. Weekly status map

Social Gatherings, Special or seasonal events over 250 (blue status)/100 (yellow status)/50 (orange status)/25 (red status) should follow the color-coded requirements based on Executive Order 21-09.

Beginning on April 6, 2021 any social gathering or event where the total number of individuals expected to be in attendance will exceed the number based on the color code, may submit an event safety plan at least 7 days in advance of the event for the Department of Health’s review.

Local Health Departments are responsible for receiving event plans, and while express approval is not mandatory, local health departments may deny event plans or request modifications to event plans.

Event Plan Application Form

For more information on event planning and COVID 

Social Gathering and Event Safety Plan Requirements

Remember: if this is an event that needs food service permits you still need to submit required paperwork 30 days prior to event.   Request and Pay online to complete food service permit forms.  

St. Joseph County is currently:

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Weekly Color-Coded Status Map