INDIANAPOLIS — An update regarding whether Indiana will extend its stay-at-home order is expected to be made Friday, May 1.
The timing of the upcoming announcement was mentioned Monday, April 27, during Gov. Eric Holcomb’s press briefing on the virus outbreak.
Business owners and those who have lost jobs as a result of the virus are eager to hear whether Holcomb will extend the restrictions.
While some states have begun reopening, others, including Illinois, have extended their restrictions through the end of May.
On Friday, the executive order “and where we go from here statewide” will be addressed, Holcomb said.
Holcomb said there are some key days ahead “that will help orient us and point us as we move forward.”
Dr. Daniel Rusyniak, chief medical officer of Family & Social Services, spoke during the briefing. Rusyniak said 963 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state today.
“This is the single largest number of positives that we’ve had in any one day,” Rusyniak said. He pointed out that the majority of these cases are related to an outbreak of COVID in Cass County at a Tyson meatpacking plant.
“We are all one and we are all showing up in an effort to not just meet this challenge but overcome it,” Holcomb said.
Holcomb said updates will be given Tuesday, April 28, regarding progress on the testing front.