Campgrounds closing; some businesses forced to limit operations

During his daily briefing today, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he had officially signed and revised a two-week extension of his stay-at-home order.

Revisions include the closing of campgrounds, including those on state parks.

“We had those opened with good intentions in mind, but it was meant for exercising. We can’t have parking lots full of hundreds of folks taking in our beautiful state parks,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb also announced that nonessential retail businesses would be required to close their stores to customers and operate only on a pickup or delivery basis, similar to the bill signed affecting restaurants.

Businesses that will remain open to customers also must limit the number of customers in the store, limit their hours of operation and comply with all social distancing and sanitation measures.

These policies will be enforced the Enforcement Response Team. This is a team created with this order that has the specific purpose of enforcing these rules. According to the order, this team will be comprised of state law enforcement from agencies other than the Indiana State Police who are sworn to enforce any law of the state.

The order also states that anyone knowingly violating this order is subject to be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000.

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