Gov. Holcomb Plans To Reopen Elective Clinical Procedures In Stages

(INDIANAPOLIS) – During Governor Eric Holcomb’s daily COVID-19 update today, he said Indiana’s social distancing guidelines have helped to flatten the curve and he plans to reopen elective clinical procedures in stages.

Starting Tuesday, hospitals can conduct diagnostic procedures. If supply inventory holds up, elective procedures may be able to resume next week for other practices.

Governor Holcomb provides updates in the fight against #COVID19.

Governor Holcomb provides updates in the fight against #COVID19.

Posted by Governor Eric Holcomb on Monday, April 20, 2020

Holcomb says he’s received some input from the business sector on plans to reopen some businesses safely at some point in the next few weeks. He hopes to have more input by Wednesday, April 22.

“We’ll be back at work when it’s safe to do so,” he added.

The reopening is expected to be a gradual process and won’t start until officials are confident the pandemic is starting to wane. Officials said their main concern is ensuring employees are safe.