State of Indiana extends stay at home order
Today, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the current Indiana stay at home order will be extended to April 20 at 11:59 p.m. This extends the guidance originally issued in March that advised all Hoosiers to stay home except for travel for essential activities, essential government functions or to participate in essential businesses and operations.
In addition, the public health emergency order for the state has been extended for 30 days to May 5.
What this means for IU
Except for those identified as on-campus essential employees, all IU faculty, staff and students should plan to work, teach and learn remotely until further notice.
This guidance is focused on the health and wellbeing of all in the IU community. While the university will continue to follow the directions and executive orders from the State, IU’s stay at home and remote work guidance may extend longer than the executive order issued by the governor. Faculty, staff and students should follow directions from the university to determine when they should return to campus.
Many buildings on IU’s campuses will continue to be locked and not accessible. While some essential employees will be able to access buildings, it will be to perform the essential service only.
We can collectively slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus with three actions:
- STAY HOME – this is the guiding principle whenever possible in both your work and personal lives.
- SOME ESSENTIAL IU SERVICES ARE REQUIRED – for IU faculty and staff, use judgment in this time of risk and stay home if at all possible without imperiling critical research or essential services that cannot be achieved in other ways.
- DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS AS A RULE – by presidential order for anything that is not essential. Period.
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