By Kory Betts
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb extended his stay-at-home order for the State of Indiana until Friday, May 1.
The stay at home order was originally set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 20.
Holcomb said tweaks to the stay at home may be announced on Monday.
The extension is a slightly shorter duration than the previous two week periods.
Holcomb said the state is planning on a safe re-open of the state’s economy. He has solicited ideas from leaders and businesses across the state regarding the planning efforts.
“There is a lot of work,” Holcomb said of the state’s efforts to coordinate reopening the state’s economy after May 1. “I’m really encouraged about what we’ve already seen,” he said.
Holcomb reiterated that the state has established a coordinated effort with Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin in reopening each state’s respective economy. The effort aims to deter one’s state’s action adversely affecting another.
Friday’s report from the Indiana State Department of Health showed the state has more than 500 deaths from COVID-19. There are 10,154 total positive cases and more than 54,000 people have been tested statewide.