INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb signed two executive orders involving the pandemic.
In one order, Holcomb extended the public health emergency, which allows for the continuation of the public health emergency allows for the extension for programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
He also lifted other requirements beginning June 1. Those include:
- Removing the mask mandate while in state facilities, except for anyone inside any of these state government “congregate facilities” – the state prisons, state hospitals, Indiana Veterans Home and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Masks are also still required inside COVID testing and vaccination clinics.
- Continuing the face-covering requirement inside Indiana schools through June 30. Face coverings are not required outdoors on school grounds.
- Beginning July 1, local school boards will determine what measures or restrictions are needed in their local schools regarding the spread of COVID-19.
- Directing Hoosiers to follow the CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding mask-wearing and other protective measures.
- Waiving any penalties or interest payments accrued on state income taxes on unemployment wages that must be paid due to HEA 1436.
All directives in executive orders which have continued throughout the public health emergency will be rescinded and cease on June 30.