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Governor Holcomb Mandates Carry Out/Delivery Only for Local Restaurants

(Indianapolis) - In response to advice from the Center for Disease ControI and Prevention, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional mandates throughout the state of Indiana to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.  This includes not allowing "in-person events of more than 50 people".  As a result, he is requiring all Bars, nightclubs and Restaurants "to close to in-person patrons", however, they may provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March.

 

Currently, 273 School Districts have taken action and closed school building to students, leaving 16 School Districts that remain open.  The press release indicates that the Department of Education is working with those schools on their plans to adhere to the new order.

 

Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are being asked to cancel or postpone all "elective and non-urgent surgical procedures immediately", allowing medical facilities to "conserve resources and personnel" so they can be prepared for the emerging health needs.

 

A press conference is scheduled to discuss these measures, and others being impemented/suggested, at 1:30p Central Time.

 

Additional information can be found at this site:

https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-announces-more-steps-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/

 

Stay tuned to 96.7 The Eagle and HometownNewsNow.com for the latest information.

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