Although he would not say whether he would extend his “stay at home” Executive Order, at his daily virtual news conference, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said Hoosiers should be prepared to stay hunkered down.
State officials are preparing for a surge in COVID-19 patients and that is expected to tax its health care infrastructure. As of Wednesday morning, the state was reporting having tested more than 14,375 Hoosiers, nearly 6,600 have tested positive and 65 have died. And the Institute for Health Metrics is projecting the state won’t reach its COVID-19 peak until April 18.
“We’re not at the peak yet,” Holcomb said. “I don’t want anyone to think this soon to be in our rearview mirror. We are sailing into this storm together and we’re going to need every hand on deck to sail she rocky waters together.; prepare to stay hunkered down, Hoosiers.”.
In addition, the Governor was asked whether he plans to be tested for COVID-19 anytime soon. He said does not need to be tested now but that would change if the circumstances did. He also took that as an opportunity to stress the need for social distancing and he also stressed a new COVID-19 public awareness campaign called #InThisTogether.
You can hear the Governor’s full remarks, as well those from other key administration officials in the Leon-Tailored audio above. The full news conference runs about 54 minutes. The Governor takes questions from the media at 20 minutes into the audio.