Gov. Holcomb continues to evaluate stay at home order

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Governor Holcomb announced 440 new positive cases and 49 new deaths in the state due to COVID-19.

Indiana now has 8,995 cases of COVID-19 and 436 deaths throughout the state.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says a new disaster distribution program now available at some Indiana food banks will allow Hoosiers who’ve experienced “significant financial losses” to get a box of food.

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Additionally, Governor Holcomb also stressed that he will make the decision to end the stay-at-home order based on what’s happening throughout the state. He said when the state does reopen to normal services, it will not be an immediate change but a rolling restart.

He also indicated he’s thinking about the decision regionally and has been in close contact with neighboring states like Kentucky and Ohio. He says he expects more clarity on a timeline within the next week or so about when it is safe to begin reopening.

Additionally, Holcomb says Thursday’s press conference will feature Secretary of State Connie Lawson with an update about Indiana’s June 2 primary election.

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(This story was originally published on April 15, 2020)

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