COVID-19 continues to be a serious concern for Elkhart County. Whether you live here, work here or are visiting, your health and safety are very important to us. Here’s what we’re doing, and some tips on what you can do, to assure that we all stay safe. 

The state of Indiana requires that face coverings should be worn by all people when in public. MORE DETAILS ON STATE GUIDELINES 

Enjoying Elkhart County safely 

Your safety is top priority. For the safety of yourself and others, it’s important to continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask in public places, wash your hands frequently, and don’t travel if you’re not feeling well.   

We’re doing our part to maintain clean, safe environments, social distancing, wearing masks, taking temperatures and washing our hands frequently. Please contact businesses you would like to visit directly to get their most recent safety procedures. 

What’s open and closed 

NOTE: It’s a great idea to call an attraction, restaurant and shop to make sure they’re open before visiting.  

As of November 15, 2020, the state of Indiana is enforcing certain restrictions based on each county’s ranking for COVID-19 spread. Here is what is allowed in Elkhart County: 

  • Social gatherings of any kind are limited to no more than 50 people. Seasonal or commercial events with more than 50 people planned must receive advance approval from the Elkhart County Health Department. 

  • Community and recreational sports may continue, but attendance is limited to participants, required personnel and parents/guardians. 

  • Attendance at K-12 extracurricular events is limited to 25 percent capacity. 

  • Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are open. However, patrons must wear masks and remain seated at a table or counter, and social distancing of 6 feet or more must be maintained between parties not from the same household  

  • Other businesses may continue to operate, but must post signage advising that face coverings are required, mark 6-foot distances for social distancing, provide hand sanitizer, and reduce capacity in common areas. 

All people who are 65 and older or with high-risk medical conditions should be cautious in public and observe social distance. 

Conventions, fairs and festivals remain closed. 

Want to know the most up-to-date health information for the state of Indiana, check the Indiana State Department of Health website. 

Closures & Cancellation 

We urge you to call an attraction, restaurant and shop to double-check current hours and operating practices before you visit.  

Our many fine restaurants have adapted their practices and are eager to welcome guests for dine-in, take-out or delivery. Here are the restaurants working responsibly to serve you.