Eric Holcomb

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is keeping his finger pressed on the pause button for Indiana’s reopening plan.

The state will stay in its current phase – Stage 4.5 – for at least another month. That means, for instance, restaurants can only be at 75 percent capacity, while bars, nightclubs and tourism sites are at 50 percent.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s confident he has the legal authority for his order requiring Hoosiers to wear masks in public.

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In response to a nearly $1 billion revenue shortfall due to the novel coronavirus, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced plans to reduce agency appropriations for the next fiscal year – with additional maintenance and capital projects on the chopping block. 

State agencies are being asked to review operations, space, travel and hiring to cut their budgets by 15 percent.

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Indiana House Democrats sent a letter to the governor’s office asking the state to better protect the safety of essential workers.The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has seen thousands of non-formal COVID-19 complaints related to various safety issues in the past month.

Indiana May Soon Allow Elective Surgeries Again

Apr 20, 2020
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The latest extension of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Stay-At-Home” order may allow health care facilities to begin doing elective surgeries.

Holcomb announced the details Monday of his new COVID-19 executive order.

Leath Receives Full Honors At IMS Funeral

Apr 16, 2020
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Usually, thousands of people pack Bankers Life Fieldhouse to honor an Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty. On Thursday hundreds of squad cars lined the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Officer Breann Leath’s funeral.

She received full honors, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Leath was 24 years old and comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.  She is described as a dedicated public servant and a loving mother.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported seven additional deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 350. The state announced more than 8,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 44,000 Hoosiers tested.

Projected COVID-19 Surge In Indiana Not As Bad As Previously Feared

Indiana officials say the COVID-19 surge they’re expecting is still to come – though it shouldn’t be as bad as initially projected.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 43 additional deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 343. The state announced nearly 8,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 42,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana Releases Data For Race, Ethnicity In COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health broke down COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 12 additional deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 139. The state announced nearly 5,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 26,000 Hoosiers tested.

Holcomb Tweaks, Extends ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

Hoosiers must stay at home as much as possible for another two weeks, through April 20 after Gov. Eric Holcomb officially extended his order Monday.

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Hoosiers must stay at home as much as possible for another two weeks, through April 20 after Gov. Eric Holcomb officially extended his order Monday.

Holcomb made some changes regarding how businesses must follow the latest "Stay-At-Home" directive.

Essential retail businesses – grocery stores, supermarkets, gas stations, hardware stores, pet stores – can stay open. But they must limit their customers to help observe social distancing guidelines. They must also adjust hours to help accommodate older customers.

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