Midtown COVID-19 Update – November 2020

Since March, Indy Midtown Magazine has posted regular updates about local response to the public health emergency. This post archives all November 2020 updates. October updates, September updates,  August updates, July updates, June updates. May updates. April updates. March updates.

November 2

In today’s Situation Report [PDF], the Marion County Health Department reports, “The 7-day average positivity rate of all COVID-19 tests sent to the Indiana Department of Health had a large increase in the past week (10/19/2020: 6.7%; 10/26/2020: 8.7%). The cumulative percent positive for all cases and test results increased to 11.0% as of 10/26/2020”

November 1

The City of Indianapolis and Visit Indy have launched the Ready for Winter grant program for local businesses to enable outdoor dining in the coming winter months. The City has allocated $1 million for establishments affected by COVID-19 public health orders to be reimbursed up to $2,500 for expenses related to winter preparedness during the pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to, the purchase of heaters, outdoor seating capacity, canopies, or other necessary PPE. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. A list of necessary documentation can be found on the online application form that is now open. The window of opportunity lasts until November 20.