Governor Eric Holcomb shared a statewide address today issuing a new state executive order for all Hoosiers to Stay-At-Home effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59pm (EST). The order applies to the entire state of Indiana and is mandatory. For the safety of all residents, people must stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The exceptions are while at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7.

“The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread. You must be part of the solution, not the problem,” said Gov. Holcomb.

The first positive case of COVID-19 in Indiana was reported on March 6. Since then the number of positive cases has increased on a near daily basis, escalating as the capacity to test has grown. As of Monday morning (03/23/2020), the number of tests completed in Indiana is 1,960, the number of positive cases is 259 and 7 deaths have been reported.