As part of the new
order, Holcomb extended the limit on in-person public activity at state
government offices as well as the restrictions on the operations of
restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
“I want to thank
Hoosiers in every corner of our state who have stayed socially-distanced and
hunkered down,” Holcomb said. “Lives are being saved, and we’re slowing the
spread. Continuing on this course at this time is essential to flattening
the curve while we also prepare to safely re-open Indiana for business.”
Holcomb’s new order
is intended to bring clarity to some essential businesses:
-- As long as
sufficient protective equipment, 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.
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 CDC’s required
social distancing, limit their hours of operation, and consider implementing
separate operating hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers.
-- Pet grooming at
a pet salon, store, or mobile unit is permitted.
Industries Hotline is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through
Friday to respond to questions about whether a business is considered
essential. Call (877) 820-0890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org