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Gallery: Monroe Lake on Memorial Day

May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: A man wearing an American flag on his shirt, and hat walks along the beach. Paynetown Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The Bloomingtonian stopped at Fairfax beach, and Paynetown beach at Monroe Lake Memorial day to take a look after reports of large crowds at beaches nationwide.

The stay-at-home order was lifted in Indiana in early May, and the state is currently in stage 3 of the governor’s back on track plan to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Monroe County is still on stage 2, and here is a link to stage 2 guidelines:

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_WhatsOpen-Closed-stage2.pdf

Here is a link to stage 3 guidelines for the state of Indiana:

https://backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_WhatsOpen-Closed-stage3.pdf

Monroe County is on stage 2 until at least June 1. Over 100,000 Americans have now died from the virus.

May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Fairfax Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Fairfax Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Paynetown Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Rules at a dock on Monroe Lake have been modified on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Fairfax Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Fairfax Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Paynetown Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: A boy plays in in the water. Paynetown Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 25, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Paynetown Beach at Monroe Lake is busy on Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, May 25, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. Most of Indiana is on phase 2 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s plan to completely reopen the state. Indiana was under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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