For Immediate Release:
Monday, April 6, 2020
Governor Issues New Stay at Home Order
Also extends orders limiting state government services and restaurant,
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today issued a new two-week
Stay At Home order designed to limit interactions among Hoosiers to increase
containment of COVID-19. As of today, 4,944 people have tested positive
and 139 people have died from the disease. There are now positive tests
in 89 of 92 counties. Click here to see the executive order:
As a part of this action, Gov. Holcomb also extended for two weeks the
orders that limit in-person public activity at state government offices
and put restrictions on the operation of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
“Hoosiers have done a great job adapting to the new rules put in
place during this public health emergency, but I believe the next two
weeks to month could be the most critical for all of us,” said Gov.
Holcomb. “So I am asking you to take even more precautions: only
make in-person purchases when absolutely needed and use other delivery
and pickup options when available. Limit who is traveling with you and
While the Stay At Home order chiefly continues as is, modifications and
restrictions have been made to limit interactions among people. Here are
some highlights of EO 20-18:
· Retail businesses that provide necessities of life may remain
open but should limit the number of customers in the establishment at
any given time; implement hours for 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. A list of
such businesses is included in the executive order.
- All other retail business may remain open if they restrict sales to online
or call-in ordering with delivery or curbside pickup.
- Professional services should be conducted virtually or by telephone.
- All campgrounds will be closed except for those who use recreational vehicles
or cabins as their primary residence. State parks remain open to daily visitors.
- Hoosiers are reminded that all public and private gatherings of any kind
that include more than 10 people are prohibited.
All employers, regardless of type, must continue to comply with the Indiana
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) standards and safety
and health standards established and enforced by IOSHA. IOSHA is actively
accepting and investigating complaints of violations. The complaint process
may be accessed at
- In addition to IOSHA investigations, Gov. Holcomb has directed the creation
of a multi-agency enforcement response team, led by the Indiana Alcohol
and Tobacco Commission to respond to and investigate other violations
of the new order. Much like the enforcement of the restaurant, bar and
nightclub executive order, this team will be charged with helping business
owners comply with the order before issuing a directive to close a business.
To allow retail, campgrounds and other establishments to make adjustments,
enforcement will not begin until 24 hours after the order takes effect.
The effective date and time of the order is 11:59 p.m. April 6 (today).
The Critical Industries Hotline will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday to respond to business and industry questions
about whether a business is considered essential. The center may be reached
by calling 877-820-0890 or by emailing
Answers to frequently asked questions and instructions to file for COVID-19-related
unemployment are available at
A link an updated Stay-At-Home Order FAQ may be found here:
https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm Please refer to this FAQ page for guidance and clarifications.
Click here to download public service announcements (PSAs) recorded by
the state for your use:
More information may be found at the ISDH website at
coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at