Holcomb signs another Executive Order

New release from Governor Eric Holcomb’s office:

Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order in Fight Against COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (March 26, 2020) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed a new executive order in a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to see the executive order.

Gov. Holcomb outlined these new additional efforts in the executive order:

  • The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has suspended the one-week waiting period that is required before paying unemployment benefits to allow claimants to receive their checks more quickly. The suspension is retroactive to March 8, 2020.
  • Hoosiers with chronic health issues will be able to receive a 90-day supply of their non-controlled prescription medication, such as insulin or cholesterol medications.
  • Medicaid recipients can use their benefits to cover costs of using alternate forms of transportation, such as ride-sharing services, for appointments to see their healthcare providers.
  • The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has additional funding flexibility to allow for additional home delivery of meals.
  • The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) has extended deadlines related to local government finances.

More information may be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website.

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