Governor Holcomb extends stay at home order to April 20

NOW: Governor Holcomb extends stay at home order to April 20

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Governor Eric Holcomb provided updates to the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the updates include the executive order extending the stay at home order until April 20 and changes to some retail stores.

The governor also announced all state park campgrounds will be closing. State parks will remain open.

For retail businesses that are allowed to be open, like grocery stores, they must limit the number of customers in the store at a time to ensure customers can continue social distancing. All retail stores are also encouraged to set aside time for the elderly or those with health issues.

“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.”

Other retail businesses, not selling necessities, can only open for online or call-in order with delivery or curbside pickup.

In addition, the new executive order enables IOSHA to take enforcement actions against businesses or entities failing to provide a safe workplace.

There will also be an Enforcement Response Team that will respond to and investigate businesses possibly violating the stay at home executive order.

Click here to read the executive order signed on Monday.

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