For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel
coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts.
Here are additional directives from Governor Holcomb:
Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order Monday memorializing that day’s
announcements. A copy of the executive order is attached. Here is a link
to Monday’s press release:
- The governor’s executive order also actives the Indiana National
Guard to be on duty to assist as needed.
- The governor’s executive order also delays non-essential public meetings.
For essential meetings, one member is required to be physically present,
but other members will be allowed to participate electronically.
- Bars, nightclubs and restaurants should now be closed to dine-in patrons.
They may provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March.
The Governor expects those businesses to comply with the directive for
the safety of Hoosiers in their communities without the need to call for
Indiana Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program has provided guidance
to WIC agencies to help them continue to serve clients while protecting
staff and their families.
The CDC has issued new guidance for when people can come out of self-isolation
The ISDH call center continues to experience high volume. Hoosiers with
general questions are encouraged to visit the website
in.gov/coronavirus for more information. ISDH has implemented a toll-free call center at
877-826-0011 that includes options for healthcare providers as well as
the public. Call center staff will not offer medical advice or provide
- The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has 12 Workforce
Regions throughout the state. At least one WorkOne is open in each region,
except Marion County. DWD is working with that local WorkOne to ensure
unemployment insurance claimants who need access to a computer have that access.
- The Indiana State Library is now closed to the public. Access to the library’s
online services, such as Ask-A-Librarian, INSPIRE and the Digital Collections,
will continue to be available without interruption.
More information may be found at the ISDH website at
in.gov/coronavirus/ and the CDC website at