Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Stage Two Point Five? One Point Seven Five?

As an obvious hot spot for COVID-19 in the state of Indiana, Indianapolis is taking a slower path to opening than most suburban and rural counties. We went into what the state government is calling "Stage Two" last week for everything except restaurants.

In the rest of the state, Stage Two means restaurants are open for dining in at fifty percent capacity. Here in Indy they've remained takeout/delivery only until this Friday, when they will be allowed to offer dine-in service...but only outdoors.

To allow restaurants in a few of the busier areas to have adequate outside space, the city is temporarily closing some streets, like Massachusetts Avenue and Broad Ripple Avenue, to traffic.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Personally, I think anyone who planned their commute to include either of those two streets had a screw loose anyway, but loose screws are common these days.