September 28, 2020

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered residents to remain at home for two weeks starting Wednesday except for workers in essential industries or those who need to go outside for groceries and medicine. The governor’s order issued Monday mirrors similar orders in adjacent Illinois, Michigan and Ohio to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Holcomb’s order begins at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and ends on April 6 at 11:59 p.m., but he said it could be extended. Holcomb said the order was imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The state has reported seven deaths and 259 virus infections.

Indiana will be automatically extending all state-issued driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations as the state enters a two-week stay-at-home period ordered by Gov. Eric Holcomb to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Holcomb on Monday also ordered that all state government offices be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s start of his order that all Hoosiers remain at home, except for workers in essential industries or needed trips for groceries and medicine until at least April 7. Because the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ branches will be closed during that period, Holcomb ordered an automatic extension of all state-issued licenses and vehicle registrations, among other steps.

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