Governor Announces Indiana Back On Track Plan to Start Stage 4 Early

As health indicators remain positive, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced all 92 counties in the state can advance to Stage 4 of the Back On Track Indiana plan on Friday, June 12, two days earlier than originally planned. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines. “I’m grateful to Hoosiers who have helped maintain our momentum and slow the spread of COVID-19 by exercising caution and following health guidance,” Gov. Holcomb said. “As we advance to Stage 4 and further reopen Indiana for business, we’ll continue to monitor our progress and make data-informed decisions.”

The Governor’s Office says the state will move to reopen while continuing to monitor and respond to four guiding principles:

– The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 days

– The state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators

– The state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic as well as health care workers, first responders, and frontline employees

– Health officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracing

The Governor has signed an executive order implementing Stage 4 of the Back on Track Indiana roadmap. The executive order can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm