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Gov. Holcomb to Extend COVID-19 Order on Gathering Sizes in Indiana

Gov. Holcomb said Wednesday that the portion of his Executive Order on gatherings and events in Indiana will remain effective until at least Jan. 24, but that the portion of the order disallowing non-emergent procedures in hospitals statewide would be lifted on Jan. 3.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 1:50 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2020 3:20 PM

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Wednesday announced his plans to extend his COVID-19 Executive Order on county-specific limitations for gathering/event sizes in the Hoosier State.

"I'll be extending the current Executive Order for another three weeks," Gov. Holcomb explained. "It will stay, for the most part, the same as before."

As the governor explained, the majority of Executive Order 20-50, which was scheduled to expire on Sunday, Jan. 3, will remain the same as it was - but as of now, the governor plans to reduce restrictions on hospitals' abilities to perform non-emergent procedures.

"We will lift that and there won't be a pause moving forward," Gov. Holcomb said, speaking on the restriction on non-emergent procedures in hospitals statewide. "I say that today, but we monitor these numbers every day, every week - so while there's an executive order out there that goes three weeks, we're gonna be reviewing this."

Though subject to review, this means the current order on hospitals statewide disallowing non-emergent procedures will be lifted upon its Jan. 3 expiration, but the rest of the Executive Order, which restricts gathering and event sizes based on each county's color on the state health department's COVID-19 County Metrics Map, will be effective until at least Jan. 24.

Next Story: Indiana's Public Health Emergency, Gathering Restrictions Extended Into 2021


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