INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric Holcomb announced Friday that President Donald Trump has approved his request to declare a major disaster declaration in the state of Indiana.
Holcomb also announced that the stay-at-home order has been extended two weeks additional weeks.
The federal disaster declaration allows the state to cover the costs of emergency needs including crisis counseling, food programs, temporary shelters, protective equipment, safety resources and personnel.
In an executive order signed Friday, Holcomb aos extended the public health emergency in Indiana another 30 days to May 5. The first public health emergency was declared on March 6 and allows the state to increase coordination across all levels of government in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The statewide stay-at-home order will be extended to April 20 at 11:59 p.m. The executive order will be signed on Monday.
Watch the full press conference from today below.