NOW, THEREFORE, I, Eric J. Holcomb, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor by the
Indiana Constitution and the laws of the State of Indiana, do hereby order:
1. Defined Terms and Phrases
In order to properly understand the full, complete and proper meaning of this Executive
Order, please read and consult the definitions of the terms and phrases which are shown by underlining and found throughout this Executive Order, as follows:
Essential Activities: Page 3
b. Essential Businesses and Operations: Pages 5-8
Essential Governmental Functions: Page 5
Essential Infrastructure: Pages 4-5
Essential Travel: Page 8
f. Healthcare & Public Health Operations: Page 4
Human Services Operations: Page 4
'Minimum Basic Operations: Page 8
Social Distancing Requirements: Page 9
'This Executive Order shall be effective at p.m. on March 24, 2020, and remain in full force and effect until p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless the I rescind, modifies, or extend this Executive Order.
3. Stay at Home or Place of Residence
With exceptions as outlined below, all individuals currently living in the State of Indiana are ordered to stay at home or their place of residence, except as allowed in this Executive Order.
'To the extent that individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces when outside of their homes or residences, they must at all times, and as much as reasonably possible, maintain social distancing of at least six (6) fect from any other person, with the exception of family or household members, consistent with the Social Distancing Requirements set forth in this
Executive Order. All persons may leave their homes or residences only for Essential Activities,
Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in Essential Businesses and Operations, all as defined below.
Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this provision, but are strongly urged to obiain shelter, and governmental and other entities are strongly urged to make such shelter available as soon as reasonably possible and to the maximum extent practicable (and to use, in their operation, COVID-19 risk mitigation practices recommended by the CDC and the ISDH).
With respect to indivicuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as, by way of example, victims of domestic violence, they are expressly permitted and urged to leave their home and stay at a safe alternative location.
For purposes of this Executive Order, the terms "homes" and "residences" include hotels, motels, shared rental units, shelters, and similar facilities.
Non-Essential Business and Operations Must Cease
All businesses and operations in the State of Indiana, except for Essential Businesses and Operations
(as defined below), are hereby required to cease all activities within the State, except, however, for
'Minimum Basic Operations (as defined below). For purposes of clarity, businesses (which includes home-based businesses) may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own homes or residences (i.e., working from home).
All Essential Businesses _and Operations are hereby encouraged to remain open. Further,
Essential Businesses and Operations shall comply with the Social Distancing Requirements defined in this Executive Order, including by maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employces and members of the general public at all times, including, but not limited to, when any customers are standing in line.