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Governor opens hospital care, garden centers

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020

Governor Holcomb announced Monday, April 20 that there is an extension of the state’s stay-at-home order. Indiana residents are being asked to shelter at home until May 1.

Included in the governor’s executive order is a partial lift on suspending elective surgeries. Hospitals can begin conducting non-emergent procedures as long as there is sufficient personal protective equipment.

Examples of what are considered non-emergency procedures include: Diagnosing cardiac issues or cancer; Upper or lower endoscopy; Respiratory procedures and Procedures to reduce pain.

Governor Holcomb said that future restrictions on procedures will be reevaluated every seven days.

The governor also offered clarity on other essential businesses like nurseries and garden centers in the updated executive order: Nurseries and garden centers may be open for business as long as they limit the number of customers in their facility at any given time to achieve the Centers for Disease Control’s required social distancing, limit their hours of operation and consider implementing separate operating hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers. Businesses must comply with the social distancing, sanitation and other mitigation measures to protect its employees and the public.

For more information about Governor Holcomb’s directives visit here.