Holcomb Pleased With How 'Stay-At-Home' Order Is Working

Mar 26, 2020

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, left and Gov. Eric Holcomb practice social distancing during a press conference on COVID-19.
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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s pleased by the progress with his "Stay-At-Home" order since it took effect Wednesday.

That’s despite many questions about how it’s working and whether people are following it.

Holcomb says the “proof is in the pudding” when looking at traffic patterns, for instance, to determine whether his "Stay-At-Home" order is working.

“It’s all in an effort to get through this so that 100 percent can go back to work, not just the essential companies,” Holcomb says.

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State Police Superintendent Doug Carter says he’s gotten a few reports about police stopping people, asking for proof that they’re allowed to be out under the "Stay-At-Home" order.

“There is no need in Indiana, anywhere in Indiana – in any city, any county in Indiana – where you have to have a document explaining that you’re essential or not,” Carter says.

Carter urges people who feel they’ve been wrongly targeted to report that to the Indiana State Police.

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This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Indiana State Department of Health for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.