Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday said he planned to extend the state’s stay-at-home order until May 1.
The existing order, enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19, is set to expire on Monday. Holcomb said he would issue the new order Monday.
Indiana has been under a stay-at-home order since March 23. The first order covered a two-week period and was extended with another order on April 6.
“We’re at a phase where we’re planning the safe reopening of sections of our economy,” Holcomb said Friday afternoon during his daily press conference.
The executive order allows what are deemed essential businesses and services to continue operating. The state said that includes, but is not limited to, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities, garbage pickup, public transit and public service hotlines.