May Health and Safety update.
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Posted by kirbith

As of July 1st there are no capacity restrictions and masks are no longer required indoors for unvaccinated people in Marion County.
https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/marion-county-to-lift-majority-of-coronavirus-restrictions/

Posted by papabees kirbith

kirbith wrote:
As of July 1st there are no capacity restrictions and masks are no longer required indoors for unvaccinated people in Marion County.
https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/marion-county-to-lift-majority-of-coronavirus-restrictions/
Beat me to it. Good news in that the numbers are better than expected and keep falling and they pulled the trigger a week early. Woot!

Posted by papabees squirecam

squirecam wrote:
papabees wrote:
It is beginning to look like that Indiana has a high enough Vacc rate and previously infected rate that as of July 7th the majority of the mask mandate will be dropped. Our esteemed mayor may throw us a curve ball but things are trending very well here. 
We will see. The WHO is already recommending the mask mandate be reinstated because of the Delta variant, even for vaccinated people. I can see where masks might be required by September.https://amp-usatoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/7791412002?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16249957483740&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fhealth%2F2021%2F06%2F29%2Fcovid-variant-vaccines-pandemic-mask-wearing%2F7791412002%2F
"Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a White House briefing on June 22 that the Delta variant is the “greatest threat” in the world’s efforts to contain COVID-19. However, he noted that health officials already have the most powerful weapon to fight this variant: vaccines.

Gupta’s lab has studied how well antibodies generated after natural infection or immunity provided by vaccines can protect against the Delta variant, and found that the protection is sufficient."

https://time.com/6075858/delta-plus-variant/
 

Posted by malfakter

I hope Gen Con decides to make masks optional and not require them.  I haven't worn a mask in two weeks, except at airports and while taking public transportation.  I haven't seen any businesses in Indianapolis that are requiring masks upon entry.  I just spent 6 days at Disney World and masks are not required there, either, except on their transportation services.  No masks in the parks, restaurants, hotels, pools.  There was no social distancing going on and almost all of the plexiglass dividers had been removed.  All tables at the restaurants were being utilized and were clearly not spaced 6 feet apart.  It was great to enjoy a large gathering of people like that without having to wear a mask.

If someone wants to wear a mask for personal reasons, that's great for them.  I sincerely hope that as the con gets closer and if Covid numbers continue to decline, Gen Con decides to make masks optional instead of a requirement.

Posted by monkeyknifefight malfakter

malfakter wrote:
I hope Gen Con decides to make masks optional and not require them.  I haven't worn a mask in two weeks, except at airports and while taking public transportation.  I haven't seen any businesses in Indianapolis that are requiring masks upon entry.  I just spent 6 days at Disney World and masks are not required there, either, except on their transportation services.  No masks in the parks, restaurants, hotels, pools.  There was no social distancing going on and almost all of the plexiglass dividers had been removed.  All tables at the restaurants were being utilized and were clearly not spaced 6 feet apart.  It was great to enjoy a large gathering of people like that without having to wear a mask.
If someone wants to wear a mask for personal reasons, that's great for them.  I sincerely hope that as the con gets closer and if Covid numbers continue to decline, Gen Con decides to make masks optional instead of a requirement.
I'm right there with you. I don't even know where my masks are at anymore. I see at most 5% of people wearing masks at grocery stores these days. Last 5 restaurants I've gone to not a mask anywhere among the customers or staff. Our county even stopped reporting covid numbers because they were so low. 

Posted by garhkal

With the "Delta" version flowing around, i wouldn't be shocked, to see mask mandates come BACK.

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Posted by sovietprince

At this point if your not got a shot then that is on you we can not babysit them forever, if someone wants it they can get it anywhere for example my local walmart and kroger are taking walkins.

Posted by papabees sovietprince

sovietprince wrote:
At this point if your not got a shot then that is on you we can not babysit them forever, if someone wants it they can get it anywhere for example my local walmart and kroger are taking walkins.
Truth

Posted by brooks

"Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday Marion County will be lifting most coronavirus restrictions July 1.This includes allowing full capacity at restaurants, bars and sports venues. People who aren't vaccinated will also no longer be required to wear a mask indoors. However, Mayor Hogsett urged those who aren't vaccinated to still wear a mask."

Yes I know Gen Con can still require whatever it wants for attendees, but this removes yet more barriers that would force them to enact policies rather than allowing them to choose. 

Indiana coronavirus updates for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | wthr.com

 

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