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Here are some takeaways from Gov. Holcomb’s afternoon COVID-19 news briefing

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INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, the State Health Commissioner and other officials gave their daily update on how they're handing the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Gov. Holcomb said he will sign an executive order extending the state's carry-out only policy through April 6.
  • Gov. Holcomb also said he'd provide an update on the school's timeline later this week.
  • The state is communicating with the Army Corps of Engineers about setting up field hospitals in certain areas of the state if that is ever needed.
  • Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said the surge of cases hasn't happened in Indiana yet.
  • Dr. Box also said 11,000 health professionals like dentists, veterinarians, and midwives have offered to volunteer their help.
  • Indiana Hospitals are now being asked to update available beds into a state system two times a day.

Here is a COVID-19 resource guide for Hoosiers looking for help:

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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