Clone of COVID-19 ACDH Situation Update 4.16.2020
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• Gov. Holcomb announced that he will be working with the governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Kentucky in close coordination to reopen the Midwest region economy in the wake of the pandemic. "We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work and businesses can get back on their feet," the governors said in a joint statement. They group will focus on 4 factors when determining when to reopen the economy: sustained control of the rate of new infections and hospitalizations, enhanced ability to test and trace, sufficient health care capacity to handle resurgence, and the best practices for social distancing in the workplace. The governors said they would make their decisions "based on facts, science, and recommendations from experts in health care, business, labor, and education."
• Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order on Wednesday to allow pharmacy students who have completed all required courses to apply for a temporary license with the Professional Licensing Agency. The executive order also allows health care providers who cannot meet in-person continuing education requirements this year can do so via distance learning.
• PBS39 will broadcast "Coronavirus: A Live Community Forum" from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. U.S. Senator Mike Braun and Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan are scheduled to participate on Dr. Jay Fawver’s show "Matters of the Mind." The program will update local, state, and national responses efforts to COVID-19. Viewers may call 1-866-969-2721 to submit questions during the program or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 p.m. Thursday.
• Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced the state would offer “limited” in-person early voting around the state, from May 26 through June 1. The primary election will be held June 2. In-person voting will be available that day, too. Lawson encouraged anyone interested in voting remotely to request an absentee ballot, to mail in their ballot. May 21 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot.