Today’s update includes additions to the Governor’s newest stay-at-home Executive Order. Additionally, the update discusses the enactment of a new enforcement team created to ensure compliance with the stay-at-home order.

HEALTH

  • Noting the increase in cases of COVID-19 statewide, Governor Holcomb urges Indiana residents to comply with travel and health precautions as the state prepares for a surge in coronavirus cases. In an effort to get businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines and other provisions, the Governor has created a team that could shutter businesses failing to comply with the state’s latest orders. Both state law enforcement and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission personnel comprise the team. For more information, visit https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/indiana-stay-at-home-order-faq/.

SOCIAL

  • Under the new Executive Order issued Monday, starting at midnight, retail businesses are required to operate like bars and restaurants. All non-essential businesses may provide only curbside, carryout, and online order/delivery. This restriction does not apply to essential businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Additionally, any retail stores that provide essential items must abide by new limitations. For example, the store must limit the number of customers inside at a time, adjust hours to accommodate vulnerable groups, and designate hours for cleaning and restocking. To read the newest Executive Order, visit https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive%20Order%2020-18%20Cont%20Stay%20at%20Home%20Restaurants%20Govt%20Ops.pdf.

HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.