Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a series of new executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them, the governor has authorized an extension of the state’s public health emergency, which will now expire July 4.
Another executive order will allow older youth to remain in foster care beyond the age of 18 for the duration of the public health emergency. Holcomb’s office says the order will allow those affected to continue to receive education, workforce training and health benefits.
The governor also signed Executive Order 20-31, which extends the time period to renew professional licenses, certificates or permits to June 30. It also reduces the amount of food sales a restaurant must report to the state to maintain its alcoholic beverage permit.
Additionally, the order will extend the deadlines for the calculation of local taxes.
The governor has not yet provided an update on a potential move to the fourth stage of his Back on Track Indiana plan. Currently, the state is projected to move to the new stage on June 14.