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Governor Holcomb Signs Executive Order In Fight Against COVID-19

March 27, 2020
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Gov Eric HolcombGovernor Eric J. Holcomb today signed a new executive order in a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to see the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

 

Gov. Holcomb outlined these new additional efforts in the executive order:

 

·         The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has suspended the one-week waiting period that is required before paying unemployment benefits to allow claimants to receive their checks more quickly. The suspension is retroactive to March 8, 2020.

·         Hoosiers with chronic health issues will be able to receive a 90-day supply of their non-controlled prescription medication, such as insulin or cholesterol medications.

·         Medicaid recipients can use their benefits to cover costs of using alternate forms of transportation, such as ride-sharing services, for appointments to see their healthcare providers.

·         The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has additional funding flexibility to allow for additional home delivery of meals.

·         The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) has extended deadlines related to local government finances.