INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb updated Hoosiers Monday on the response to the coronavirus, including a new executive order.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The stay-at-home order has been extended two additional weeks.
“Hoosiers have done a great job adapting to the new rules put in place during this public health emergency, but I believe the next two weeks to month could be the most critical for all of us,” said Gov. Holcomb. “So I am asking you to take even more precautions: only make in-person purchases when absolutely needed and use other delivery and pickup options when available. Limit who is traveling with you and entering stores.”Retail businesses that provide “necessities of life,” such as grocery stores, pharmacies and office stores (for working from home) can remain open to customers, as long as they limit how many people are inside and implement new hours for elderly and vulnerable populations.
All other retail businesses may remain open if they restrict sales to online or call-ahead ordering with curbside pickup.
- All campgrounds will be closed, except for those who use RVs as their primary residence. State parks will remain open.
- Enforcement of the new changes will begin on April 7.
- Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said 11 residents of one nursing home in Madison County died from COVID-19.
- The state’s protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile is expected to last 12.7 days at peak capacity. About 80% of it has already been distributed. Box said it’s unclear if any additional supplies will come, but they’re continuing to make requests.
Watch the full presser below.