Indiana has joined the growing list of states issuing stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In an address to the state Monday, March 23, Gov. Eric Holcomb asked Hoosiers to remain at home, with exceptions made for going to work in essential businesses, providing care for others, shopping for basic necessities, or for health and safety reasons. necessary supplies, and for health and safety.
The order takes effect Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The order ends Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.
“The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread,” Holcomb said. “You must be part of the solution, not the problem. I’m setting the example by sending state government personnel home to work to the maximum extent possible and closing our facilities to public interaction beginning Tuesday, for at least the next two weeks.”
As of Tuesday morning, Indiana has 365 reported cases of COVID-19 out of 2,931 people tested. There have been 12 confirmed deaths due to the disease. The first positive test was reported March 6.
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