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The positivity rate has been a key deciding factor with the state's reopening plan

Dr. Box announced that the Fairgrounds Fun Park at the Indiana News State Fairgrounds has been canceled as a result of the increase in positive cases. The Fun Park was originally scheduled for July 31 through Sept. 7. 

Zoo reminds visitors they must wear masks starting July 9

The Indianapolis Zoo is reminding its guests that beginning July 9, guests and members must have a mask to visit the zoo. 
Visitors are required to wear face-covering to enter all buildings including restrooms, according to the Zoo. 
In addition, the Indiana Stock Market News Zoo will require masks to enter the aviaries, participate in interactions at Tembo Camp, Giraffe Feeds, Flamingo Feeds and Flamingo Mingle as social distancing is not possible at these activities. 
Masks are required to be worn in outdoor areas where social distancing of six feet is not possible. Masks are for sale at the front gate for $1.


ISDH gives update on COVID-19 in the state 

The Indiana State Department of Health has reported 455 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and 15 more deaths. In total, there have been more than 49,000 confirmed cases in Indiana and 2,539 Hoosiers have died from the virus. 
More than half a million Hoosiers have been tested for coronavirus in the state and about 9.2 percent of those tests have resulted in a positive. Indiana Press Release News

Purdue students must provide negative COVID-19 test to return this fall

As Purdue students return to campus this fall, the university is requiring they take proper precautions including getting tested for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the university announced that it would require Purdue students to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to officially return to campus. 

Students already on campus will be tested as well. 
Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be required to quarantine for 14 days. And any student who fails to comply with testing will be prohibited from campus and it will affect their ability to start classes on Aug. 24. 
The university plans to pay for testing. 

Mayor Hogsett to discuss city's rental assistance program

Mayor Hogsett and city leaders are holding a news conference to discuss the city's rental assistance program. That briefing begins at 10:30 a.m.

IndyGo will require riders to wear face masks beginning July 9

IndyGo is reminding riders that beginning Thursday, July 9 they must wear masks onboard all IndyGo vehicles and at all IndyGo facilities, including the Carson Transit Center, to comply with the Marion County Health Department’s order that masks are required in public spaces. 
Since the start of the pandemic, IndyGo said it has strongly encouraged the use of masks and face coverings onboard. 
“We’re glad to see riders returning to our buses, but we need to work together to keep one another safe,” said Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo. “We’ve ramped up our cleaning efforts and protective measures for Operators and riders; do your part by wearing a face-covering onboard.”  
Free masks are available to anyone who may need one at the Julia Carson Transit Center while supplies last during retail center hours as well as online through the City.

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Source - https://www.wthr.com/article/news/health/indiana-coronavirus-updates-for-wednesday-july-8-2020/531-91050fe7-6628-4ea1-9434-eae70886e530

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