Governor Holcomb issues a Stay-At-Home Order

On Monday March 23rd, Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

When does the order take effect?

The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

When does the order end?

The order ends on Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.

Where does the order apply?

The Stay-At-Home Order applies to the entire state of Indiana. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you must stay home.

Is this mandatory or a recommendation?

This order is mandatory. For the safety of all Hoosiers, people must stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is an essential business?

Essential businesses and services include but are not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities, garbage pickup, public transit, and public service hotlines such as SNAP and HIP 2.0.  

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at

What is an essential activity?

Essential activities include but are not limited to activities for health and safety, necessary supplies and services, outdoor activity, certain types of essential work, and to take care of others.

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at


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Retail Food Establishment

The Clark County Health Department requires that most restaurants apply and obtain a Food Service Permit prior to operating a food service in Clark County.  There are several Federal, State, and local requirements involved in opening and operating a food service in Clark County.  This office encourages a retail food operator to contact the Clark County Health Department as early as possible to ensure the smooth development and eventual operation of your facility.  The environmental staff at the Clark County Health Department are here to help you navigate and understand the rules that govern food safety.  For a general outline of the process of permitting in Clark County click on Food Service Permit, for additional assistance please call our office at 812-282-7521.


Restaurant Inspections

Food Inspections

The Clark County Health Department inspects permitted facilities in Clark County based on risk assessment, complaints, and general rule compliance.  Inspections are available for public view in person at the Clark County Health Department or please fax a written request, and a copy of the requested inspections will be provided.  Letter grades are not assigned in Clark County, inspections detailing specific violations of the Indiana State Food Code and the Clark County Sanitary Code are written and corrective actions addressed.

Additional Information

Visit the Indiana State Dept. of Health website for more food related information.


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