Dec 29, 2020 — COVID-19 restrictions to impact New Year’s Eve traditions at bars, restaurants

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FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — New Year’s celebrations are going to look different because of the pandemic.

Bars and restaurants in Indianapolis, Fishers and some other locales have been ordered to be closed or closing when the clock strikes midnight Thursday because of COVID-19 restrictions. 

In Marion County, bars and restaurants will remain under a health order, first issued in November, and be closed from midnight Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. Jan. 1.

In Fishers, its health department ordered all restaurants and bars to close by 10 p.m. Fishers’ order — closed to customers between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. with only carryout allowed — began at 10 p.m. Dec. 25 and will end at 5 a.m. Jan. 8.

Woodys Library Restaurant in Carmel has been packed on previous New Year’s Eves. This year, owner Kevin Woody Rider said, they’ll be open past midnight but he’s not expecting it not to be as crowded. He said he’s thankful they’re allowed to be op...

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