Governor Eric Holcomb issued a new two-week Stay At Home order Monday to limit interactions among Hoosiers and to contain COVID-19.
The new order also extended limits at state government offices and restrictions on the operation of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It added new restrictions on retail businesses. And the governor shut down many state campgrounds.
The order will stay in effect through April 20th.
The extension continues the March 23rd order which required all residents to stay at home except for essential travel and activities, participating in the operation of essential businesses or the operation of essential governmental functions. The new order contains a list of essential businesses.
Under Monday’s order, retail businesses that provide necessities of life may remain open but should limit the number of customers in the establishment at any given time. Stores should also implement hours for the elderly and other vulnerable populations, as well as limit hours of operation to restock and clean; and comply with all mitigation measures to protect employees and the public.
Under the order, retail businesses that do not make the essential list may operate on a carryout or delivery basis.
The order bans any gathering in the state of more than 10 people.
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