Governor extends state of emergency for 18th time

Indiana’s state of emergency is being renewed for the 18th time. Governor Holcomb announced the declaration renewal yesterday. It paves the way for federal funding in response to the pandemic. The extension puts the state of emergency in effect through September 30th.

The governor also extended an executive order allowing for temporary health care workers, and out of state health care workers to work here, but only through Wednesday. According to the governor’s office the short-term extension will allow for ongoing conversations with healthcare stakeholders to support hospitals during the current COVID surge.

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