Marion County Extends Stay at Home Order
While Governor Eric Holcomb plans to give an update on his stay at home order on Friday, changes are already being implemented in Marion County. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County health officials Thursday announced intentions to extend Marion County’s stay-at-home order until May 15.
“It’s clear from talking to state leaders and community stakeholders that the challenges we face here in Indianapolis are unique – a city filled with large venues, densely populated neighborhoods, and active business centers. To ensure that we see continued progress in our fight against this virus, we must recommit to our social distancing efforts even as we plan for the future,” said Mayor Hogsett. “I appreciate Governor Holcomb’s partnership as he and his team continue to address the diverse needs of Hoosier communities.”
The new Marion County order will maintain current restrictions on non-essential businesses. Restaurants will still be able to offer carry out or delivery services and grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses will remain open. Also with the new order, farmers markets and golf courses will be allowed to open on May 2 but with strict sanitation and social distancing guidelines.
“We are seeing some signs of progress and I would like to thank the residents of Marion County for taking the public health guidance and travel restrictions so seriously,” said Dr. Caine, with the Marion County Health Department. “As we promised at the beginning of this outbreak, we are closely monitoring the data and continually adjusting restrictions to reflect current trends. Still, there is more work to be done to ensure we keep Indianapolis residents safe during this difficult time.”