Gov. Holcomb extends Indiana school closures, orders other measures amid pandemic

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Holcomb is taking additional actions to protect and support Hoosiers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Holcomb ordered that all schools in the state remain closed until at least May 1, 2020.

Additonally, he signed an executive order to provide economic relief and protections for individuals and businesses and expand unemployment insurance benefits for those impacted by job loss.

The state of Indiana will now align with the federal government to delay state income tax payments from April 15 to July 15. The U.S. Treasury extended the deadline to pay federal income tax by 90 days.

 “Every day we learn more about how to tackle this monster. We are being thoughtful about how to approach every action we are taking in this national public health emergency and putting Hoosiers’ health and safety first,” said Gov. Holcomb.

Daily COVID-19 testing capacity in Indiana has expanded with the addition of a new partnership between the Indiana State Department of Health and Eli Lilly and Company, and at least one other entity has initiated testing this week. In the past 24 hours, about 200 tests have been completed.

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(This story was originally published on March 19, 2020)

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