Starting April 6, 2021, Indiana has issued a mask advisory statewide. Masks will still be required to be worn inside schools, state government buildings and all COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. Many local businesses, shops and attractions still have mask requirements for entry.
Indiana has established a statewide dashboard with county metrics and color-coded system. Restrictive measures, such as limited gathering sizes, may apply depending on the color of the county. County data metrics are updated every Wednesday. To view the county metrics map and to see Howard county data, click here.
So, what does this mean for visitors? All businesses in Kokomo and Howard County are open and are ready to serve guests. Some restrictions and safety guidelines are still in place at many locations, so you are encouraged to call ahead if you have any questions.
Hotels – All Kokomo hotels are open with enhanced safety measures in place. Find a complete list of hotels here.
Restaurants – Kokomo restaurants are open for dine-in eating with social distancing guidelines and increased safety measures. Carry-out is still available at most all locations. Bars (and bar seating in restaurants) are open with social distancing guidelines. Find a complete list of restaurants here.
Retail Shops – Retail stores and malls are open with social distancing guidelines in place. Masks are required to enter most shops. Find a list of local shops here.
Visitor Centers – Kokomo’s main Visitor Center located inside the Inventrek Technology Park and the downtown Visitor Center located inside the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library are open. Find visitor guides, city maps, trail maps and more. Find more information here.
Trails & Parks – All trails and parks are open. Find trail experience maps here. To explore local trails, you can rent a bike at Koko-Go Free Ride Bike Share in downtown (located directly behind Foxes Trail Restaurant.) Bike rentals at Koko-Go Free Ride are FREE! Maximum rental time is 3 hours. Open seasonally. Find out more here.
Fairs, Concerts & Events – Although many community events were canceled or postponed last year, there are still plenty of options of family-friendly events planned in 2021. Find out which events are happening this year in Kokomo here.
Movie theaters and bowling alleys (and similar facilities) may operate at full capacity. Kokomo Speedway is also open. Find a complete schedule of upcoming races here.
All local attractions and museums are open in Kokomo and Howard County.
The Howard County Museum inside the historic Seiberling Mansion is now open at full capacity. New safety measures implemented include enhanced cleaning measures, social distanced touring and hand sanitizer stations. Face coverings or masks are required for all guests (and staff/volunteers) and masks can be purchased at the door for $1. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Learn more about the Seiberling Mansion here.
Elwood Haynes Museum is open at full capacity with social distanced touring. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Masks or face coverings are required. Learn more about the Elwood Haynes Museum here.
Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory tours have resumed. Tour groups are limited to 10 people or less to accommodate social distanced touring. (Multiple groups may be taken on tours if needed.) Masks are required to tour the factory and/or visit the gift shop. In addition, they request you call ahead and schedule your tour in advance by calling 765-457-1829. Tours are available at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (revised tour hours during the pandemic.) Learn about Kokomo Opalescent Glass here.
Greentown Glass Museum is open. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Masks or face coverings are required. Learn more about the Greentown Glass Museum here.
Please check back often for updates!