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INDIANAPOLIS — Thursday is the day most of Marion County’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.

“We are now able to remove all county wide restrictions on bars, restaurants, on live venues, on museums, on gymnasiums, hairdressers, tattoo parlors,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Sporting venues will also be allowed to have 100% capacity.

He also said unvaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks indoors, but suggested people should.

Dr. Virginia Caine said the mask mandate is still in place for places like the airport, hospitals and public transportation. Private businesses can still require masks if they choose, and set their own rules when it comes to the pandemic.

“Though we are lifting restrictions we aren’t so naïve as to think that the pandemic is over,” said Hogsett. “It is not over.”