Citing progress with COVID-19  infection rates, the city of Indianapolis is easing restrictions on bars, restaurants and gyms.

Starting March 1, bars can remain open until 2 a.m. and at 50-percent capacity.

Restaurants can move up to 75-percent capacity and gyms can open at 50-percent.

Mayor Joe Hogsett and County Public Health Director Dr. Virginia Cain say it’s not because of the Final Four that the city is making the adjustments, but the fact that citizens and businesses have followed CDC guildelines, particularly when it comes to wearing masks and social distancing.

You can hear the Mayor and Dr. Cain in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.

The audio runs under an hour.