Gov. Holcomb issues “stay-at-home” order

March 23, 2020

Gov. Holcomb issues “stay-at-home” order

Today at noon, Gov. Holcomb issued a two-week “stay-at-home” order for the state of Indiana.  Here are the details:

WHEN IT BEGINS

11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24

WHEN IT ENDS

11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 6, but the order could be extended if the situation warrants

WHO IT AFFECTS

From a business standpoint, the order requires everyone to stay indoors, unless they are doing work deemed “essential.”  Residents may also travel/go outdoors if buying food and other necessary supplies, exercising outside, taking care of others, etc.

BUSINESSES CONSIDERED “ESSENTIAL”

The list of “essential entities” is fairly substantial and will be interpreted broadly if in question.  “Essential businesses and operations” include:

  • Critical infrastructure workers such as those working in healthcare and public health, law enforcement, public safety, and first responders, energy, water and wastewater, transportation and logistics, infrastructure and public works, hazardous materials, chemical and industrial gas, and defense industrial base.
  • Stores that sell groceries and medicine.
  • Food, beverage, and agriculture workers.
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services.
  • Religious entities.
  • Media outlets,
  • Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation.
  • Financial and insurance institutions.
  • Hardware and supply stores.
  • Critical trades (building, construction, plumbing, HVAC , and other trades).
  • Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services.
  • Educational institutions.
  • Laundry services.
  • Restaurants (carry-out and delivery only).
  • Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply products needed for people to work from home.
  • Businesses that sell, manufacture, and/or supply other essential businesses with support or materials necessary to operate.
  • Transportation necessary for essential activities.
  • Home-base care and services.
  • Residential facilities and shelters.
  • Professional services such as legal services, accounting services, insurance services, and real estate services.
  • Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services.
  • Critical labor union functions.
  • Hotels and motels, to the extent they are used for lodging and delivery or carryout food services.
  • Funeral services.

WORKING FROM HOME PERMITTED FOR ALL

Remember, workers for all entities may continue working remotely from home, as many were prior to this executive order.

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