Governor Eric J. Holcomb Friday announced Indiana has been granted a federal Major Disaster Declaration, which provides funds to help communities recover from COVID-19. The funding can be used to cover costs of emergency needs including crisis counseling, food programs, temporary shelters, protective equipment, safety resources and personnel.
The Governor also signed an executive order to extend the public health emergency by an additional 30 days to May 5. The executive order is posted here: www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm. The first public health emergency was declared March 6 and allows the state to increase coordination across all levels of government in the state’s response to coronavirus.
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