For Immediate Release:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Governor Issues Revised Stay at Home Order
Also extends orders limiting state government services and restaurant,
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today issued a revised Stay
At Home order that lasts through May 1 and is designed to limit interactions
among Hoosiers to increase containment of COVID-19. As of today, 11,686
people have tested positive and 569 people have died from the disease
in Indiana. There are now positive tests in 92 of 92 counties. Click here
to see the executive order:
As a part of this action, Gov. Holcomb also extended through May 1 the
orders that limit in-person public activity at state government offices
and put restrictions on the operation of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
“I want to thank Hoosiers in every corner of our state who have stayed
socially-distanced and hunkered down. Lives are being saved, and we’re
slowing the spread,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Continuing the course
at this time is essential to flattening the curve while we also prepare
to safely reopen Indiana for business.”
While the Stay At Home order chiefly continues as is, EO 20-22 brings clarity
to some essential businesses.
As long as sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), staff and other
supplies are available for the COVID-19 response, hospitals should conduct
medically necessary procedures, such as those determining cancer diagnosis
and cardiac issues, respiratory procedures, and procedures to reduce significant
pain or symptoms making quality of life unacceptable.
- Any restrictions involving medical procedures will be evaluated every seven
days for appropriate and timely modifications that could be implemented.
Permitted outdoor activity as described in the executive order includes
yard work, gardening, planting and landscaping at residential, commercial
and industrial properties and farms.
- Nurseries and garden centers may be open for business as long as they limit
the number of customers in their facility at any given time to achieve
the Centers for Disease Control’s required social distancing, limit
their hours of operation and consider implementing separate operating
hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers, and comply with
the social distancing, sanitation and other mitigation measure to protect
its employees and the public.
- Pet grooming at a pet salon, store or mobile unit is permitted.
The Critical Industries Hotline continues to 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 to the 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