stay-at-home order

Mareea Thomas / WNIN

 

Researchers at IUPUI's School of Public and Environmental Affairs are developing a database to better understand how states are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s centralized approach appears to be pretty middle-of-the-road. 

Justin Hicks / IPB News

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s paying attention to what neighboring states are doing with their “Stay-At-Home” orders. But he says it doesn’t mean Indiana will follow suit.

(Lauren Bavis/Side Effects Public Media)

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is developing workplace standards to protect employees from the spread of the novel coronavirus.

That is all ahead of May 1, when the state plans to start reopening sectors of the economy. 

Before extending the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order, Holcomb asked business associations and industries for feedback on how they could protect workers.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

 

Indiana’s “Stay-At-Home” order has been in place for about a month, drastically reducing operations in the hospitality industry. Restaurants in the state are estimated to lose nearly $1 billion in sales in April.

While some restaurants have shifted to carry-out services, many have cut worker’s hours or let employees go.

Indiana May Soon Allow Elective Surgeries Again

Apr 20, 2020
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

 

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.

Indiana State Department of Health

 

Tippecanoe County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count rose to 58 Monday, and the Indiana State Department of Health announced 505 new cases statewide for a total of 11,686. 

ISDH also reported 569 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus in its daily update. 

On Monday, Tippecanoe County ranked 34th out of Indiana’s 92 counties in total confirmed COVID-19 cases. Marion County’s caseload remains the highest, with 4,052 confirmed cases and 192 deaths as the week began. 

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

 

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the governor’s mansion Saturday to protest Indiana’s “Stay-At-Home” order. Demonstrators say the plan to slowly reopen businesses in less than two weeks isn’t fast enough. 

Protesters lined the street in front of the governor’s mansion waving American flags and holding signs as supporters honked in passing. One of those protesters, Jennifer Gallagher, is a small business owner and mother of a high school senior.

(Zach Herndon/WTIU)

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s asking for input from businesses and associations across the state to help determine what sectors of the economy may begin to gradually reopen.

Holcomb announced Friday he would be extending the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through May 1, falling in line with neighboring states. Holcomb says he is working with the Indiana Hospital Association to ease restrictions on elective procedures, as long as personal protective equipment supplies and hospital capacity remain level. 

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

 

For Hoosiers spending their days inside for a stay-at-home order, spending time outside can feel especially important —  but finding an activity that allows for social distancing is key. 

Birding can offer that balance. 

Every day around lunchtime, Roxie Easter heads out to her backyard in West Lafayette to look and listen for birds. 

 

Justin Hicks / IPB News

 

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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