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Holcomb extends ban on dine-in restaurants through April 6

Gov . Eric Holcomb

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday signed an executive order that extends the requirements for bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay closed to dine-in patrons until April 6 at 11:59 p.m. They may continue to provide take-out and delivery services.

In a statement, Holcomb said he expects the affected businesses to comply with the directive for the safety of Hoosiers without the need to call for enforcement measures. However, the state and local boards of health and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) have been directed to take all available administrative and enforcement actions against establishments that continue to offer in-house dining services.

A separate order eases certain government operations, including permitting electronic notary services to remotely review and approve documents. The orders can be seen at https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Additional steps taken by the state today include:

• The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a virtual job fair for more than 1,000 construction and related positions at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 16.

o To register for the INDOT Virtual Job Fair, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7684424500148015117.

o All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the virtual job fair whether they are able to participate live or not.

• The Indiana Commission for Higher Education will offer free virtual FAFSA filing help for students and families from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

o Help will be available through the Commission’s Learn More Indiana social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/LearnMoreIN), Instagram (@LearnMoreIndiana) and Twitter (@LearnMoreIN)

More information may be found at the Indiana State Department of Health website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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