Indiana State Park campgrounds shut down amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb answers about his statewide stay-at-home order during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT)- Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced all Indiana State Park campgrounds will close down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Holcomb previously said the parks would remain open for people looking to exercise, as long as they remain socially distanced.

Holcomb announced that Indiana’s stay at home order, also known as “Hunker Down Hoosiers” has been extended to April 20th. Holcomb also announced that all retail stores, except grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and convenience stores, will close to foot traffic.

However, those businesses can remain open if they can restrict sales to online or phone orders, with delivery and curbside pickup.

Indiana State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kristina Box announced that Indiana has seen a serious oubtreak within a nursing home in Madison County, near Muncie, where 11 people have died from the virus.

Holcomb also gave a shoutout to a Boonville girl whose mom posted a video of her talking about social distancing.

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(This story was originally published on April 6, 2020)

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