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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

On March 6, 2020 the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) confirmed the first cases of Coronavirus in Indiana. Please follow federal, state, and local guidelines to keep you, your families, and employees safe and to help reduce the spread of the virus. Below are resources  for your health, safety and business preparedness during this rapidly unfolding situation.

This is an ongoing and developing national disaster and new information is available daily. We will make every attempt to keep this page up-to-date. Stay safe and remember we’re all in this together.


Coronavirus Resources

August 24, 2021: Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA
The Food and Drug Administration has given its full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The two-dose vaccine is now fully approved for people ages 16 and older. For those who are ages 12 to 15 and for those who are immunocompromised and need a booster shot, the vaccine is still available under an FDA emergency use authorization.

July 27, 2021:  CDC Announces Change to Mask Recommendations
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, CDC recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. To determine your area’s level  of community transmission, look up your state and county on the map provided at CDCs COVID Data Tracker website — https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

Refresh! The CDC Revisits COVID-19 Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Article by Littler — Advice for employers in applying the new CDC guidance to workplaces 


STATE OF INDIANA UPDATES


INDIANA GOVERNOR HOLCOMB STATE DIRECTIVES

  • List of Essential Businesses and Operations (Excerpt from Indiana Executive Order 20-22 • 4/20/20) 
  • April 6, 2021:  Indiana lifts state-wide mask mandate; moves to advisory.
    Governor Holcomb Executive Order 21-09 (link) adjusts the statewide face covering mandate to an advisory and lifts other requirements beginning April 6. 
    Face coverings remain mandatory in all state buildings and facilities, as well as all vaccination and COVID testing sites. K-12 schools will continue under mask current requirements through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Local governments can continue to to impose their own mask mandates.  State law says private businesses have the right to make masks mandatory. Please check with you local or county governments to find out your counties mask requirements.
    *** Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard /County Map

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The CDC is United States’ central source of information on the Coronavirus.


INDIANA UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE


BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEE GUIDANCE


SPECIAL MESSAGE TO INLA MEMBERS from INLA Executive Director, Rick Haggard (3/19/20)
IEDC Response Team’s Message to INLA (3/24/20)
Regarding Lawn and Landscape Essential Business Status
To all,
 

Landscaping and lawn care service providers are considered essential businesses under the Governor’s Executive Order.

We urge Indiana employers and businesses to use their best judgement in determining their ability to comply with social distancing requirements. Along with the Governor’s executive order, businesses should also abide by any orders or mandates established by local governments. All residents and businesses should continue to maintain best practices or implement policies as recommended by the CDC.

The Executive Order may be viewed online here: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive_Order_20-08_Stay_at_Home.pdf.

Thank you,
IEDC Response Team
https://www.iedc.in.gov/

THANK YOU to John Wolski and his team for their relentless efforts in obtaining this clarification from the state!

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