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. 

Elkhart County requires masks be worn in public settings and sets capacity limits for events. See more details on Elkhart County’s current requirements.  

Other counties and cities around Indiana may implement different guidelines and restrictions, and the state of Indiana still recommends, but does not require, wearing of masks. 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. 

Please Be Patient 

  • All of us want you to enjoy your visit, but COVID-19 is causing some major economic effects as well. Products and services might not always be available from our small businesses, and providing exceptional customer service can be a challenge when staffing is stretched. We ask you to be kind and patient as we work hard to serve you and deliver memorable experiences. 

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 April 6, 2021, Elkhart County has implemented a public health order covering COVID-19 mitigation measures. Here are the measures in place in Elkhart County: 

  • Masks should be worn in indoor public areas (including public transportation), in outdoor public areas when 6 feet of social distance with those not from your household can’t be maintained, and in private indoor or outdoor public areas when 6 feet of social distance with those not from your household can’t be maintained. 

  • Capacity for events must not exceed 50 percent based on Elkhart County’s current advisory level of yellow. (More information here on COVID-19

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.