Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/17/2020
Today’s update discusses:
- plans to reopen the state’s economy in early May
- tweaks to the statewide stay-at-home order
- Governor Holcomb announced that the state is hoping to reopen the economy in early May. Although the Governor was reluctant to give a specific date, he assured residents that a decision on exactly when this will happen will be made in the coming weeks. Whenever that day does come, Governor Holcomb states it will be a slow process that is done in phases.
- Governor Holcomb extended the statewide stay-at-home order from April 20 to a new expiration date of May 1. This decision is due, in part, to the State Health Commissioner’s view that Indiana has not yet seen its surge in cases, which she expects to happen at the end of April or in early May. In the announcement, Governor Holcomb indicated there is much to be done before the May 1 date, which this extension will help them accomplish.