Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Friday afternoon announced that he will be extending Indiana’s stay at home until May 1 on Monday, April 21. The order requires Hoosiers to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.
The previous orders were in two-week increments. This order will last just 11 days, and will allow for the state to make preparations for opening certain portions of the economy. Holcomb admitted that he doesn’t have all the answers in regards to what changes will look like after the May 1 order expires. He said Thursday that he has asked businesses from varying sectors across the state to submit ways in which they plan to protect their employees when they do re-open.
The governor said the state’s pullback on the stay-at-home order will be done “methodically.” He said he understands Hoosiers’ “cabin fever” but does not want to compromise efforts to control the coronavirus.