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Some medical procedures can resume this week

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 16:12:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has taken its first steps toward reopening the state.

In Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest actions, he extended the stay-at-home order, but some medical procedures can resume Tuesday.

Medical facilities will be able to do procedures that diagnose, screen and treat for other problems, such as cancer or heart issues. Other elective medical procedures could reopen on April 27.

Holcomb said today the reason the state can start to reopen is because of the progress Hoosiers have made.

“You are practicing, in large part, good physical distancing practices and you’re slowing the spread,” Holcomb said. “You’re flattening the curve. We see this around most of the state of Indiana.”

Holcomb also clarified that nurseries, greenhouses and pet groomers can already be open.