Gov. Holcomb Plans To Extend Public Health Emergency Another 30 Days

The governor has been working with state officials to responsibly end the state public health emergency under certain conditions.

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb says he will extend the state public health emergency another 30 days.

Two weeks ago, the governor made it clear what would be necessary to responsibly allow the state public health emergency to expire.

The steps include passing three key statutory changes to continue protecting Hoosiers by allowing for the continuation of enhanced federal matching funds for Medicaid expenditures, the continuation of the enhanced benefit for those receiving federal food assistance and extend the ability to efficiently vaccinate 5 to 11-year-old children.

However, following the announcement that the General Assembly will not return on Monday, the governor announced plans to extend the state public health emergency and the executive order next week for another 30 days to preserve the necessary provisions.

“I will continue to work closely with Speaker Huston and Senator Bray as we move into next legislative session,” said Holcomb.

 

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