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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Hazardous Material Spills and AccidentsThe Clark County Health Department has an environmentalist on call 24 hours  everyday of the year to assist companies or individuals with emergency situations as it pertains to public health. The health department works with restaurants wanting to reopen after a fire, boil water emergencies, communicable disease reporting, and catastrophic natural and manmade events.

Other responses include any type of chemical spill that threatens to or has contaminated soils or waterways of the State of Indiana.  In conjunction with the Health Department, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management should be notified if there is a spill from any source.  A representative of the Health Department will be available initially, but IDEM may arrive at a later point to assist in remediation efforts.

Reporting a Spill / Accident

If you need to contact IDEM to report a spill click here for list of emergency phone numbers.  If you need to contact the Health Department after hours please contact the Clark County Emergency Management Office

Non-Emergency Phone Number 812-246-7475

If you have a spill that requires remediation, we have compiled a list of companies that have cleaned spills in the county previously.  This list is not complete and the Clark County Health Department does not endorse any companies that may be on this list, these are providers that have responded to incidents in Clark County previously.


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