Midtown Plaza and a portion of the Monon Trail have been shut down until further notice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Monon Greenway is closed between Gradle Drive to the south and Main Street to the north. Seating areas will be removed from Midtown Plaza to discourage gatherings.
“The congestion on the Monon Greenway during the warm weather yesterday made it clear that there were many people in violation of (social distancing) orders,” Carmel Police Dept. Chief Jim Barlow stated in a press release. “As even warmer weather approaches, we find this measure necessary to reduce the temptation of people to get together as the quarantine continues.”
The closed areas will be marked with signs. Enforcement will be handled by CPD.
“I ask for trail users to please practice social distancing on the remaining 230 miles of trails and paths we have in Carmel so that those can remain open,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a press release. “It is so important to our mental health to get out and enjoy the fresh air, but we must do so responsibly.”