Indiana Governor Delays Phase 5 of Indiana’s Reopening Plan

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-36 announcing that the state would stay in Stage 4.5 of the “Back-On-Track Indiana” reopening plan.  Stage 5 had been scheduled to begin on July 4, 2020 but was replaced by Stage 4.5, which began on July 3, 2020, due to modest evidence of a resurgence of COVID-19 across the United States including some hot spots in Indiana. Stage 4.5 had been set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on July 17th.

However, as noted in the July 17th Order, Indiana’s percentage of positive cases compared to the number of tests performed had increased in recent days and there are signs of further increases in coronavirus spreading and evidence of resurgence in many areas of the United States.  Based on these factors, the Order states that additional monitoring is warranted before a significant lessening of further restrictions occurs in Indiana.  The Executive Order lays out additional detailed requirements for gatherings and events.

For Governor Holcomb’s roadmap to safely reopen Indiana, dubbed “Back-On-Track Indiana,” go to https://backontrack.in.gov/ .  To keep up with all developments in Indiana and the efforts of Governor Holcomb to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana, go to https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.