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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Mold is found all in all parts of our lives.  Most molds are not hazardous to healthy people.  However, too much exposure to certain molds may cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and allergies.  It is important to remember that these symptoms may not be caused by mold in the home, but possibly by another underlying health condition.  The health department encourages individuals experiencing respiratory or physical ailments to contact their physician to determine if mold or other health issues may be the underlying cause of your family members symptoms.

Currently, there are no EPA, State, or local regulations or standards for airborne mold contaminants. However, there are standards regarding plumbing, drainage, and other defects that may be causing mold in the home. To learn more about mold visit the Environmental Protection Agency Mold and Moisture webpage.

What to do for a mold problem

The best way to treat mold is to correct the underlying cause of the mold, so that the mold does not return.  Typically, mold grows in moist environments, and is often caused by water damage, leaking plumbing, poor ventilation, condensation, high humidity, etc. If you suspect that you have excess moisture or mold in your home or apartment visit the EPA's "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home" for information about how to identify, remove, and correct conditions that may be causing mold in your home, apartment, or business.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

You may also download and print our list of indoor air quality testing companies for Southern Indiana.  This list is provided as a public service, however, the Clark County Health Department does not in anyway endorse or recommend any company or any service provided by any company.  In addition, testing can be cost prohibitive and focusing resources on removing mold and correcting their causes could be a better investment.

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