Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is asking for patience from Hoosiers as the state enters another week of being shut down due to COVID-19.
Some state lawmakers are privately expressing frustration at the steps the state has taken such as stay at home, saying the policy is an overreach and hurting the economy. While others, like State Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour, plan to introduce legislation that would limit the Governor’s ability to declare a statewide state of emergency.
In addition, a number of Hoosiers are planning to protest the stay at home orders this Saturday at the Governor’s residence.
During Monday’s virtual media briefing, Holcomb said while he is confident of his constitutional, legal authority, he understands how some Hoosiers and lawmakers can find the policy frustrating.
He says his goal is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and he also said the numbers and models over the next week will determine when Indiana can start to reopen.
You can hear the Governor’s comments, as well as the rest of the administration, in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs for about 58 minutes. He takes questions from the media at about 30 minutes.