Holcomb: “Hoosiers, Hunker Down”

Governor Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb has given Hoosiers new marching orders.

The governor addressed the state Monday at noon, telling Hoosiers to stay at home and travel only in essential situations like essential work trips, for groceries, to get gas and for doctor and pharmacy visits.

That is in effect starting Tuesday and running through April 7.

Holcomb says he proud of Hoosiers for what they have done so far, but is now asking us to do more to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

He’s telling state workers to work from home, calling on churches to stop having any public services, and he’s activating an emergency operations center to connect the major hospitals in-and-around the Indianapolis area. In addition to the executive order on non-essential travel, he’s signed an order that mandates restaurants and bars be carryout or delivery only.

Holcomb says there are some business that had not changed since his original call last week.