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