INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Wednesday signed an executive order which extends the period of the state's pandemic-related health emergency until July 4.
Here's some of what that means:
- Older youth will be allowed to remain in foster care beyond the age of 18 for the duration of the public health emergency. This will allow them to continue to receive education, workforce training and health benefits.
- The order extends the time period to renew professional licenses, certificates or permits to June 30. This includes, among other things, occupational, professional and firearms licenses.
- The filing deadline for state incomes tax returns is July 15.
- Due to the current restrictions on in-person dining in restaurants, the executive order reduces the amount of food sales a restaurant must report to maintain its alcoholic beverage permit.
In the executive order, the governor notes that over 2,000 Hoosiers have died due to COVID-19 and there have been over 35,700 confirmed cases of the virus. The financial fallout from the pandemic has been significant, with more than 600,000 Indiana residents filing for unemployment during the first two months of the virus outbreak.
In short, the order says the "virus remains a serious threat to the health, safety, and welfare of all Indiana residents."
Click here to see the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm [in.gov]