Starting Monday, July 27, 2020, Indiana will implement a statewide mask mandate. Masks or face coverings must be worn by anyone over the age of eight when in indoor spaces, using public transportation or outside when you’re not socially or physically distanced from someone who isn’t in your household. Exceptions will be made for medical purposes, strenuous physical activity, eating and drinking. Masks will be strongly recommended for those ages 2-7. Find more details here.
Indiana (excluding Elkhart County in northern Indiana) is currently in Stage 4.5 of Indiana’s Back on Track Plan as our state safely reopens as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more about Indiana’s Back on Track Plan, click here.
During Stage 4.5, you can expect 6-foot social distancing guidelines, increased safety measures, and face coverings are now required in certain circumstances starting July 27, 2020. Find more details here.
So, what does this mean for visitors and which locations in Kokomo and Howard County are now open?
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 at 75% capacity 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 at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines. Find a complete list of restaurants here.
Retail Shops – Retail stores and malls are open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place. Find a list of local shops here.
Visitor Centers – The downtown Visitor Center located inside the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is now open. Find visitor guides, city maps, trail maps and more. Our main Visitor Center located inside the Inventrek Technology Park remains closed until further notice. 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 are FREE! Maximum rental time is 3 hours. Open daily. Find out more here.
Fairs, Concerts & Events – Although many community events have canceled or postponed, there are still plenty of options of family-friendly events planned. Find out which events are happening this year in Kokomo here. Find dates and information for the Kokomo Summer Concert Series here.
Movie theaters and bowling alleys (and similar facilities) may operate at 50% capacity. Raceways, including Kokomo Speedway, may operate at 50% grandstand capacity. Find a list of Kokomo Speedway races here.
Under Stage 4.5 of Indiana’s Back on Track Plan, tourism sites and attractions may open at 50% capacity. Here are the local attractions currently open in Kokomo and Howard County.
Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center outdoor water park is now open at 50% capacity. Enhanced sanitation and safety measures have been implemented. Kokomo Beach is open daily through Aug. 2, 2020. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday 12-7 p.m. Get more info here.
The Howard County Museum inside the historic Seiberling Mansion is now open at 50% 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.
Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in downtown Kokomo through Sept. 26. Vendors are required to wear facial masks, and patrons are required to wear masks when shopping. Get more info here.
Elwood Haynes Museum is open at 50% 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 will be 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. 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. Monday – Friday. Learn about Kokomo Opalescent Glass here.
Greentown Glass Museum is open at 50% capacity. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Masks or face coverings are required. Learn more about the Greentown Glass Museum here.
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