Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday new measures to protect Hoosiers and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In a new Executive Order, the administration is mandating that retail businesses not listed as essential must operate the same way as restaurants and bars, and must not allow any foot traffic, except by appointment only, and only in rare cases.
In addition, Dr. Kris Box, the state health commissioner, said that a coronavirus outbreak has occurred at Bethany Pointe Facility, a nursing home in Madison County. Box said 11 people who lived there have died.
Box also pleaded with people to donate PPE, if they have them. That includes masks, gloves, and gowns. She said it pains her as a health care professional to say it, but she could not guarantee that if you work in a hospital or health care facility, that you would be able to get replacement PPE.
You can hear today’s briefing in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs for about 58 minutes.
WIBC contributed to this story.