The Indiana State
Excise Police (ISEP) is reporting that the state's bars, nightclubs, and
sit-down dining establishments are overwhelmingly in compliance with Gov.
Eric Holcomb's executive closure order, issued on March 23.
Although "a large
number of complaints" has been made regarding bars and restaurants, on
investigation officers have subsequently "deemed the complaint unfounded,
meaning the bar/restaurant was not open for in-person dining," ISEP Director
of Communications Lindsay Hyer told the Chesterton Tribune after deadline on
Thursday. "ISEP is working with the bar and restaurant owners to educate
them on Gov. Holcomb's executive order related to in-person dining through
verbal orders before issuing a citation. A vast majority of those bars and
restaurants are now complying with Gov. Holcomb's order."
As of Wednesday,
April 1, there were 18 open and active investigations of bars and
restaurants, while a single notice of violation has been issued, to a bar in
St. Joseph County, Hyer added.