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Holcomb Announces New Steps to Protect Public from COVID-19
Friday, March 13, 2020

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced on Thursday additional steps the state will take to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indiana. As of noon Thursday, the state has 12 Hoosiers who have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19.

Actions Gov. Holcomb is initiating include that mon-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, school corporations will be provided with a 20-day waiver of the required 180 instructional days for use as needed for the remainder of the academic year, Child care and adult day care facilities should institute social distancing and minimize large gatherings, as well as nursing facilities and hospitals should restrict and screen visitors.

Governor Holcomb is also issuing guidance for state employee operations. The state will suspend all non-essential out-of-state and international travel beginning today and for the next 45 days. The state is also providing employees with guidance about the use of leave and remote work options for limited duration while ensuring the delivery of essential state services.

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