reopening the economy

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Indiana will launch a PPE marketplace Wednesday for Hoosier small businesses - many of whom must use the safety gear under the state’s reopening guidelines.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 19 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,151. The state announced more than 20,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 113,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-stage plan to get the state up and running again took its second step Monday with some businesses able to reopen their doors for the first time in more than a month. However, not all businesses are rushing to reopen.

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Gov. Eric Holcomb says places of worship will serve as a “test or control group” under his reopening plan.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t shed any more light Monday on how businesses can be reasonably expected to enforce new COVID-19 restrictions as they’re allowed to reopen.

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With Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order lifted, many Michiana businesses are preparing to reopen. The St. Joseph County Health Department is urging local employers to take precautions.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 70 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,132. The state announced nearly 20,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 108,000 Hoosiers tested.

(Provided by the Indiana Manufacturer's Association)

The Indiana Manufacturers Association is asking the governor to allow all manufacturing facilities to open - from production lines to distribution centers. The association sent reopening recommendations asking for clear safety rules, but not additional regulations.

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Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us about what work might look like as Indiana slowly reopens sectors of the economy. To join, text “elections” to 73224.

Employers Begin To Plan Strategies To Reopen Safely

Apr 30, 2020
Courtesy CDC/NIOSH

Gov. Eric Holcomb says that he’ll detail the future of the “Stay-At-Home” order Friday and may give safety guidelines to allow some businesses to reopen. But workplaces will likely need to operate differently to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Roadblock To Reopening Michigan Economy - Child Care

Apr 26, 2020

A new report suggests restarting Michigan’s economy will face a serious roadblock – a lack of child care.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children estimates that 41% of Michigan’s licensed child care slots will be many providers don’t have the money or staff to reopen.

Simon Workman is the director of Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress. 

He says many child care operators were barely breaking even before the pandemic...

Indiana Governor Easing Virus Restrictions On Surgeries

Apr 21, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is easing restrictions on hospitals from performing elective surgeries even as the state health commissioner remains concerned over whether coronavirus infections are slowing in the state.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said Monday while he was extending the statewide stay-at-home order until May 1, hospitals would be allowed starting Tuesday to resume procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

The Indiana State Department of Health reported seven additional deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 569. State Health Commissioner Kris Box says deaths reported to the state are often lower over weekends. The state announced more than 11,500 total confirmed cases, with almost 65,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana May Soon Allow Elective Surgeries Again

Screenshot from Holcomb's televised news conference Apr. 17, 2020

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s asking for input from businesses and associations across the state to help determine what sectors of the economy may begin to gradually reopen.