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Stay-at-Home Order Extended for Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS-Indiana's stay-at-home order is now extended until May 1st.
The "Times" reports Governor Holcomb is directing Hoosiers to continue staying at home to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

Holcomb signed paperwork Monday renewing the stay-at-home order through 10:59 p.m. central time May 1.

There was a glimer of positivity in the order.  Holcomb
said because most Hoosiers have done such a good job isolating themselves since March 23, and following social distancing guidelines, Indiana hospitals are expected to have enough beds, ventilators and personal protective equipment to accommodate the anticipated number of coronavirus patients.

And now hospitals will be authorized to treat non-emergency medical conditions including cardiac issues, cancer, endoscopy and respiratory procedures, and pain relief.

Other medical facilities and clinical practices, including dentists, can reopen statewide on April 27, but attention will be on the supply of personal protective equipment.


Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.