Governor Eric J. Holcomb Announces Indiana Receives Federal Disaster Declaration

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.

For full article, see this week’s edition of the Sentinel.

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