Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency
Friday, July 30, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended the public emergency in Indiana for another month, with that measure now in effect through the end of August.
His signature on Thursday enacts an executive order that continues directives that pertain to health care workers and facilities, certain state agencies and law enforcement.
No limits were placed on public gatherings and no mask mandates are in the new order.
The public health emergency was declared in March 2020.
Governor Holcomb said since January, 98 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the state of Indiana involve unvaccinated individuals.
As of Thursday, about 48 percent of all Hoosiers have received at least one dose of a vaccine, with 45 percent fully vaccinated.
Nationwide, the figures are 59 percent and 51 percent, respectively.
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