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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb extends public health emergency for another month

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order to extend the state’s public health emergency declaration, according to a press release Monday. 

The extension means many government meetings, including the various Bloomington City Council meetings in September, will all continue to be held over Zoom rather than a hybrid or in-person format. 

This renewal of the public health emergency declaration is the 18th since the start of the pandemic, according to the signed executive order. There continues to be a federal public health emergency declaration in place, which is up for renewal every 90 days. It currently is set to end Oct. 18, 2021, though it is expected to be renewed through the end of 2021. 

Holcomb also signed a second executive order to extend a specific COVID-19 order on a short-term basis to allow for health care stakeholders to evaluate hospital needs during the current surge, according to the release.

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