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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If you're seeking a certified birth certificate for yourself or possibly someone else born in Clark County, Indiana, you may apply for the certified record at the Clark County Health Department and receive the record immediately in most cases.

A certified birth certificate will only be issued to the following:

  • Person named on the record who is over 18 years of age
  • Parent(s) of person named on the record
  • Grandparents(s) of person named on the record
  • Spouse of person named on the record (copy of marriage license may be requested)
  • Adult child of the person named on the record
  • Legal Guardian of person named on the record (Legal guardianship document needed)
  • Sibling, over 18 years of age, of person named on the record 

Required Information to Obtain a Birth Certificate

In order to receive a general copy or certified copy of a birth certificate from the Clark County Health Department, you must present acceptable forms of Identification and a completed Certified Birth Certificate Form. If you cannot provide these items, please contact the registrar at 812-282-7521 for more information. 

Paternity Affidavits

If you have questions regarding paternity affidavits in general visit the Indiana Department of Child Services.  To complete forms establishing paternity at the Clark County Health Department please call for additional information at 812-282-7521 and speak with the registrar.

What if I Don't Live in the Clark County area?



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