In a continuing
effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Eric Holcomb
has issued the following guidelines on Monday.
--The Department of
Workforce Development (DWD) has suspended rules requiring certain
unemployment insurance claimants to physically appear at a Work One location
to engage in reemployment services for the next four weeks. This will ensure
that individuals who may be symptomatic do not have to physically appear to
continue their unemployment insurance eligibility.
--The DWD will also
request flexibility under federal and state law to expand eligibility for
claimants and ease burdens on employers.
adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for large events
and mass gatherings. The guidance recommends no in-person events of more
than 50 people.
and restaurants are required to close to in-person patrons and may provide
take-out and delivery services through the end of March.
ambulatory surgical centers should cancel and/or postpone elective and
non-urgent surgical procedures immediately. This action will help the
healthcare system conserve resources and personnel necessary to meet
emerging health needs/
continue to perform critical procedures necessary to prevent short-term
and/or long-term adverse effects to their patients’ overall health.
Emergency Operations Center has been raised to a Level 1 status and will
work in conjunction with the incident command center at the Indiana State
Department of Health for planning, coordination, predictive analysis, and
--The Indiana State
Museum and Historic Sites, which are closed on Mondays, will close to the
public beginning Tuesday, while the Visitor Center at White River State Park
parks and recreation centers, including state park inns, remain open.
Restaurants will convert operations to take-out and delivery.
encouraged to work together to provide child care options for all who need
assistance and delivery services of meals and other necessities for senior
--Hoosiers who can
donate blood are encouraged to visit local blood centers. Blood supplies are
low. Please follow the guidance at