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[April 20] Summary of Stay-At-Home Order Extended until May 1, 2020

Posted Apr 20, 20201 min Read

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On April 20, 2020, Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-22 extending Indiana’s Stay-At-Home Order until May 1, 2020.  There have been no changes to long-term care facilities or health care personnel being permitted to operate or travel for work.  The extension largely mirrors the original Stay-At-Home order and its subsequent extension, although the ability to perform elective medical procedures is incrementally modified.

Starting April 21, 2020, as long as sufficient PPE, staff, and other supplies are available so as not to detract from what is necessary to properly care for patients who have or may have COVID-19, hospitals may conduct clinically indicated procedures meant to diagnose, screen, and treat medical conditions that have the potential for short-term or long-term morbidity and/or mortality.  These include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular, neurologic, cancer, gastrointestinal, and respiratory procedures, as well as those procedures meant to reduce significant pain or symptoms making quality of life unacceptable.

The Executive Order also states that for all health care providers and facilities, any current restrictions involving their medical procedures will be reevaluated later this week for possible modification starting April 27, 2020.

IHCA/INCAL has developed this Essential Healthcare Personnel form for you to place your facility logo on and provide to each of your staff members so that they can have this with them while they travel for work.

Please contact Zach Cattell at zcattell@ihca.org with any questions.

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Zach Cattell, President of the Indiana Health Care Association