Gov. Holcomb Dispels Indiana Lockdown Rumors: '100% Not True'

Gov. Holcomb said Wednesday that rumors surrounding the announcement of another shutdown in the Hoosier State were ‘100% not true’ and asked Indiana residents to discount them completely.

Posted: Nov 4, 2020 2:23 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2020 9:24 AM

During his Wednesday COVID-19 update, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed several rumors that he says have been circulating lately.

"I've noticed over the last 10, 15 days - there's been a number of rumors floating out there," Holcomb said Wednesday.  "We've seen some language out there that talks about how today, we're going to announce we're shutting the state down - false, 100% - no truth to that whatsoever."

The Indiana governor also addressed a rumor in circulation surrounding the state's current stance on virtual learning.

"We also saw some information that our schools were gonna go 100% virtual as of today - again, false, 100% not true," Holcomb continued to explain.

"I would just ask folks to keep in mind in the future, that wherever those sources are, to discount them - because they're simply misleading people," he stated. "The unfortunate thing is it's affecting people's daily lives and the decisions that they make. So not helpful - counterproductive."

Currently, Indiana remains in Stage 5 of Gov. Holcomb's Back on Track plan, which greatly reduced restrictions on gathering sizes and business operations throughout the state.

With the recent rise of COVID-19 numbers in Indiana, including positive cases, deaths, and hospitalizations, Gov Holcomb was questioned on what it would take to revert the Hoosier State back to one of the reopening plan's previous stages.

"We're not in the same place as we were in the spring, and that has all to do with our capacity to care," said Gov. Holcomb. "Not just surge capacity, but our capacity to care - so that's what we look at."

You can watch Gov. Holcomb's full Wednesday update below:

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