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 in.gov/coronavirus.

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 in.gov/coronavirus

 

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Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that has been linked to lung cancer.  If you live in Clark County, there is some risk of radon gas exposure.

Radon comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air. Radon can accumulate in enclosed structures like homes. It is estimated to cause thousands of deaths each year. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths 

Is Radon a problem in Clark County?

In Indiana, close to 1 in 4 homes tested found elevated radon levels.  Counties in Indiana are ranked as having a low, moderate or high potential for radon.  Clark County is ranked as having the highest expected average radon levels.

What should I do?

All homes in Clark County should be tested for radon.  The US Environmental Protection Agency  and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. The quickest way to test is with short-term tests. Tests remain in a home for one to three days, depending on the device. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely than a long-term test to tell the year-round average radon level. If results are needed quickly, a short-term test followed by a second short-term test may be used to decide whether to fix a home. Long-term tests remain in a home for more than 90 days. A long-term test will give a more accurate reading that is likely to be closer to the home's year-round average radon level than a short-term test.

Radon problems are not usually costly to fix. In most cases, vent pipes and fans are used to lower the radon levels in a home.  A new home can be constructed to be "radon proof", and will add about $300-$500 to the cost of a newly constructed home.

Radon Certified Mitigation Specialists

For more information about radon and certified mitigation specialists in your area please visit the Indiana State Department of Health Indoor Radiologic Health (IRH) program.

More Information on Radon

Click on the links below for additional information about radon:

 

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