Governor Tightens Orders, Expands Retail Rules, Closes State Park Campgrounds; 11 Dead After COVID-19 Outbreak At Madison County Nursing Home

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Gov. Holcomb ordered all campgrounds, including Indiana state park campgrounds, to close.

Except for scenarios where they have recreational vehicles or cabins people use as a primary residence, Holcomb said.

All retail businesses must now operate like bars and restaurants, meaning only curbside, carryout, and online order/delivery can be offered. This does not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies.

Gov. Eric Holcomb extended the “stay at home” order to April 20.

Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said Indiana COVID-19 testing has significantly expanded, with a maximum ability to test 3,700 people per day.

Box said pregnant people with symptoms were now included in the list of people who should be tested, along with people with high BMI and people with underlying conditions.

An outbreak at Bethany Pointe nursing home in Madison County has resulted in 11 deaths, Dr. Box announced. Three employees are currently hospitalized.

“These are grandparents, parents, friends, church family, individuals that we care about and want to protect. Please help us do that,” said Dr. Box.