As we all continue with Governor’s Back on Track Indiana plan, we wanted to update you on the safety protocols Earth Day Indiana will have in place during our July 18, 2020 30th Annual Earth Day Indiana Festival.
  • We are advising all vendors, festival goers and volunteers, if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing symptoms to stay home. Additionally, to stay home, if they have had close contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain cautious.
  • Earth Day Indiana in partnership with sponsor State Safety and Compliance will have an adequate supply of masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting products and other PPE to support healthy hygiene during the event.
  • There will be a modified layout so social distancing can be maintained, including one-way traffic paths and tape markings for physical guides to ensure that individuals remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times.
  • All festival goers, volunteers and vendor personnel will be encouraged to wear face coverings.
  • Earth Day Indiana will have prominent signage in highly visible locations promoting everyday precautions and measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Earth Day Indiana will be sanitizing high touch surfaces throughout the festival.
  • Lines or crowds near the restrooms should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Vendors and festival goers are encouraged to use credit/debit cards as much as possible and limit cash. Use of physical barriers such as plastic flexible screens and touchless payment options are also encouraged.
  • Festival goers are permitted to bring their own folding chairs.
  • Drinking fountains will be closed; however, festival goers, volunteers and vendor personnel may bring personal water bottles to fill at the fill stations to stay hydrated.

The health and safety of festival goers, volunteers, vendor personnel and the community remain our top priority. Please feel free to visit the following links to learn more about safety protocols during this stage of the Back on Track Indiana plan.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html and https://www.backontrack.in.gov/.