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Gov. Holcomb announces 'Back On Track' plan to open Indiana's economy amid coronavirus crisis

Gov. Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb announced Friday modifications to the business and travel directives that have been in place since March 25 as a growing number of states are loosening their shutdown orders.

Posted: May 1, 2020 2:51 PM
Updated: May 19, 2020 12:49 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — Governor Eric Holcomb announced Friday the next steps for Indiana as the most recent stay-at-home order expires.

Holcomb announced the "Back On Track Indiana" plan to safely open the economy and remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health and wellbeing.

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Back On Track Indiana

He said restrictions will slowly be released for the state's economy over the next two months in order to allow Hoosiers to "return to some normal aspects of their lives."

Indiana Back On Track has five stages.

Beginning Monday, May 4, 89 out of 92 Indiana counties will move to stage 2.

For three counties – Cass, Lake and Marion counties – stage 2 will begin at a later date.

Phase 2 may begin on Monday, May 11 for Lake and Marion counties.

Phase 2 may begin on Monday, May 18 for Cass County.

Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

Holcomb said there is a "five-stage roadmap" to have the state back on track by July 4, but it is subject to change.

In Stage 2, Hoosiers 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions, who are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, should remain at home.

Essential travel restrictions will be lifted, group gatherings are permitted to be increased from 10 to 25 people while social distancing is practiced.

Retail and commercial businesses may open at 50% capacity.

Examples include apparel, furniture, jewelry and liquor stores that have been operating as curbside or delivery only.

Shopping malls can open at 50% capacity with indoor common areas restricted to 25% capacity.

Restaurants and bars that serve food may open starting May 11 at 50% capacity, but bar seating will remain closed.

Personal services such as hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors also may open on May 11 by appointment only and must follow social distancing guidelines.

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Holcomb says he will follow four guidelines:

  1. Monitor the amount of COVID-19 hospitalized Hoosiers statewide for decreases over 14 days.
  2. Retain the capacity to treat a surge of COVID patients.
  3. Have the ability to test all Hoosiers who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  4. Have the ability to contact trace all cases using a centralized program.
    1. This will begin on May 11.

Starting May 8, for all of the state’s counties, indoor worship services may also convene, following specific social distancing guidelines – while those 65 and older and those at elevated risk will be asked to stay home.

If health indicators remain positive, the state will move to stage 3, which is projected to begin on May 24.

Stage 4 is projected to begin on June 14.

Stage 5 is projected to begin on July 4.

Full details will be on the Indiana Back On Track website once it is fully operational.

You can view Executive Order 20-26 below.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 751826

Reported Deaths: 13811
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1033581790
Lake557861011
Allen41721692
St. Joseph37001565
Hamilton36612417
Elkhart29416461
Tippecanoe22926227
Vanderburgh22559400
Porter19364326
Johnson18481389
Hendricks17692317
Clark13231195
Madison13166344
Vigo12629253
LaPorte12425221
Monroe12219176
Delaware10969198
Howard10343225
Kosciusko9636121
Hancock8578147
Bartholomew8172157
Warrick7862156
Floyd7814180
Grant7246179
Wayne7165201
Boone6976103
Morgan6764141
Dubois6222118
Marshall6211116
Cass6023110
Henry5903110
Dearborn589878
Noble581688
Jackson509476
Shelby502296
Lawrence4749122
Gibson445395
Clinton443255
Harrison441775
DeKalb440085
Montgomery438890
Whitley406643
Huntington403181
Steuben400559
Miami395669
Jasper388855
Knox377491
Putnam373461
Wabash362383
Ripley347370
Adams345555
Jefferson336186
White332453
Daviess3033100
Wells295381
Decatur289892
Greene286885
Fayette284864
Posey273835
LaGrange273172
Scott270156
Clay267148
Washington246236
Randolph245183
Jennings235349
Spencer234631
Starke228058
Fountain221448
Sullivan214643
Owen212258
Fulton203443
Jay201032
Carroll193820
Orange188255
Perry187237
Rush175926
Vermillion175144
Franklin170435
Tipton166646
Parke149616
Pike138334
Blackford136232
Pulaski120748
Newton114436
Brown104443
Benton102514
Crawford102516
Martin91815
Warren84015
Switzerland8158
Union72810
Ohio57911
Unassigned0424

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1109374

Reported Deaths: 20213
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1288561469
Cuyahoga1158492216
Hamilton814161251
Montgomery525741049
Summit484431006
Lucas43380824
Butler39066606
Stark33348930
Lorain25690506
Warren24607305
Mahoning22383602
Lake21216389
Clermont20133253
Delaware18873136
Licking16668225
Fairfield16582204
Trumbull16559483
Medina15615273
Greene15289248
Clark14240306
Wood13296200
Portage13251216
Allen11916239
Richland11610211
Miami10857225
Wayne9147225
Columbiana9038230
Muskingum8908135
Pickaway8663122
Tuscarawas8654251
Marion8646139
Erie8058165
Ashtabula7171179
Hancock6998133
Ross6946163
Geauga6843151
Scioto6536106
Belmont6159174
Union584849
Lawrence5739102
Jefferson5681159
Huron5550122
Sandusky5444126
Darke5420129
Seneca5350128
Washington5323109
Athens524360
Auglaize502287
Mercer487585
Shelby477095
Knox4573112
Madison444566
Ashland435897
Putnam4335104
Defiance432399
Fulton432174
Crawford4045110
Brown402561
Logan387678
Preble3858105
Clinton379166
Ottawa373581
Highland359966
Williams348478
Champaign344959
Guernsey325254
Jackson318354
Perry297350
Morrow291840
Fayette285550
Hardin275565
Henry273667
Holmes2703101
Coshocton269260
Van Wert247264
Adams243256
Pike242835
Gallia240850
Wyandot234756
Hocking220663
Carroll197448
Paulding176642
Meigs148540
Monroe136345
Noble136239
Harrison114138
Morgan110024
Vinton85717
Unassigned03
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