2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the effect it has on our global and local communities.

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Capacity-Cost Indexes for Indiana Local Governments

Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute (IFPI) releases study on local government financing. To read a summary of the study please click here. The report can be found on the IFPI's Website or by clicking here.

CARES Act Funding 
On Monday, July 13, 2020 the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) hosted a WebEx webinar on the Indiana Cares Act Program click here to watch the video.
Click here to see the IFA Indiana Cares Act Program slides from the presentation. 
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You can find the handouts here. 
The passage of the federal CARES Act last month sent $2.4B to Indiana to assist in covering the cost of response to the COVID-19 response. The state has now established a program by which it will distribute $300M of that money to counties, cities, and towns to assist in covering the costs that local government has experienced from the pandemic. Attached you will find a letter from the Indiana Office of Management and Budget that describes the program, and how to participate in receiving funding. We urge you to carefully review the letter and visit the Indiana Finance Authority website that is referenced to understand the eligible expenses, accounting, and application procedures.

Every office of county government will need to be engaged with this process to make sure that county government's role and expenses of COVID-19 response are fully accounted for and, where possible, reimbursed. AIC will host a webinar for our members on Monday, May 18th to answer frequently asked questions and assist in communication between membership and the state administration. Please be on the lookout for invitation and instructions on how to access that webinar.

As always, please let AIC know if you have any questions related to this program or other aspect of COVID-19 response.

Please click here to read the letter from Cristopher Johnston from Office of Management & Budget. 

Please click here to see the CRF Funding Units Grouped by County. 

Please click here to read the press release from Aim and AIC.  


Governor Holcomb announced on May 1, 2020 a roadmap to safely reopen Indiana.  He has a five-stage plan to get Indiana’s economy back on track.

Read the full plan here: https://backontrack.in.gov/

Back on Track IN


Governor's Executive Order 20-37

Face Covering Requirements

Governor's Executive Order 20-36

Continuation Stage 4.5

Governor's Executive Order 20-35

Back on Track Indiana Stage 4.5

Governor's Executive Order 20-34 

Extension of the Public Health Emergency

Governor's Executive Order 20-33

Further Extensions

Governor's Executive Order 20-32

Stage 4 

Governor's Executive Order 20-31

Additional Extensions of Time

Governor's Executive Order 20-30

Renewal of Public Health Emergency

Governor's Executive Order 20-29

more stringent travel restrictions

Governor's Release 

Governor's Executive Order 20-28

Reopen Stage 3

Governor's Executive Order 20-27

Additional Matters

Governor's Executive Order 20-26

Roadmap to Reopen

Governor's Executive Order 20-25

Renewal of Public Health Emergency declaration of Covid-19

Governor's Executive Order 20-24

Resumption of elective and non-urgent medical procedures

Governor's Executive Order 20-23

Additional Directives Business Health

Governor's Executive Order 20-22

Extension of Stay at Home

Governor's Executive Order 20-21

Additional Directives Health Finance Matters

Governor's Executive Order 20-20

Additional Educational Matters

Governor's Executive Order 20-19

Additonal Directives to Manage Health Response

Governor's Executive Order 20-18

Continue Stay at Home, Restaurants, Govt Operations

Frequently Asked Questions 

Governor's Executive Order 20-17

Renewal of Public Health Emergency declaration of COVID-19

Governor's Executive Order 20-16


Governor's Executive Order 20-15

Miscellaneous Govt Functions

Governor's Executive Order 20-14 

Continuation of Restaurant Alcohol Executive Orders

Governor's Executive Order 20-13

Medical Surge

Governor's Executive Order 20-12 

Further Directives Helping Hoosiers

Governor's Executive Order 20-11

Carryout Consumption of Alcohol

Click here to read Executive Order 20-11

Governor's Executive Order 20-10

Enforcement of In-Person Dining Prohibition

Click here to read Executive Order 20-10

Governor's Executive Order 20-09

Continuity of Government Operations

Click here to read Executive Order 20-09

Governor's Executive Order 20-08

Stay at Home

Click here to read Executive Order 20-08 

Please click here to read the press release on Governor Holcomb's Executive Order on stay at home. 

Governor's Executive Order 20-07

Please click here to read the press release on Governor Holcomb's Executive Order on Rescheduling the primary election due to public health emergency.

Click here to read Executive Order 20-07

Governor's Executive Order 20-06

Click here to read Executive Order 20-06

Governor's Executive Order 20-05

Click here to read Executive Order 20-05

Governor's Executive Order 20-04

Please click here to read the press release on Governor Holcomb's Executive Order relaxing some administrative laws and temporarily suspending enforcement of some statutes. Click here to read Executive Order 20-04

The governor's executive order also delays non-essential public meetings. For essential meetings, one member is required to be physically present, but other members will be allowed to participate electronically.

State Resources

State Resources

Please click here to read a memo from Paul Joyce, State Examiner on the recent fraud schemes. 

Please click here to read the guidance for Counties on accounting for the emergency grants being paid by the Federal Government from the State Board of Accounts.

Continuity of Essential Operations 

Please click here to see the memo from Paul D. Joyce, CPA from State Board of Accounts on the Continuity of Essential Operations 

Please click here for the Indiana State Board of Account’s audit position with respect to expenditures by units that relate to addressing the economic burden incurred by citizens and businesses as a result of the public health emergency declaration. 

The Indiana Election Commissioner’s Order:  https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/Indiana%20Election%20Commission%20Order%202020-37%20(002)%20g.pdf

Please call the IN State Department of Health Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 [317-233-1325 after hours] or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov if you experience symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.

  • IN State Department of Health (here) This includes map of reported cases in Indiana
  • IN Department of Education (here)
  • IN Department of Labor (here)
  • IN Department of Homeland Security (here
  • IN Department of Homeland Security - County Travel Status (here

Commissioner's Order: Concerning Relocation of LTC Facility Residents during the COVID-19 Outbreak (updates 4/14/20) 

SBOA memo on the use of electronic signature 

SBOA letter issued March 16 on county operations

Please read the Directive from the State Examiner of the Board of Accounts regarding timely deposits and approving claims during the emergency related to the coronavirus. 

2020 State Government Overview Report 3.17.2020

The last time a virus presented itself like Coronavirus was the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) of 2009.  During that time period, many counties created a County’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or Continuity of Government (COG) plan.  Monroe County’s COOP plan can be found at this link:  


Contact your homeland security or emergency management director to find your plan.



CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers New 4.17.2020

 Executive Order on the Waiver of Penalties for Delinquent Property Tax Payments 


Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance 

Small Business Administration Additional Information

Gov. Holcomb COVID-19 letter and workforce guide

State Examiner Paul Joyce Policy Regarding COVID-19

Gov. Holcomb Announces New Steps to Protect Public from COVID-19

Anton Neff

A video message from AIC Board President, Anton Neff, Owen County Council, on March 30, 2020.  

Federal Resources

Federal Resources

The US Treasury Department released updated guidance on use of CARES Act money. Read the extensive list of FAQs. 

Click here to read Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act About State and Local Government Support from Senator Mike Braun’s Office.

U.S. Department of the Treasury: The CARES Act Provides Assistance for State and Local Governments

Click here to view the Treasury’s Web Portal and Has They Begin Disbursement of CARES Act Funding to State, Local, and Tribal Governments


Please click here to read the FEMA Advisory COVID19 Project Air Bridge Video Information

Please click here to read the FEMA Advisory COVID19 Fact Sheet PPE Preservation Best Practices Information

Please click here to read the FEMA COVID19 Fact Sheet Best Practices PPE Preservation

Please click here to read the FEMA Advisory COVID19 Fact Sheet IRR

Please click here to read the FEMA COVID19 Fact Sheet IRR


Please click here to read information on the Cyber Criminals Initiate Fraudulent SWIFT Messages via Third-Party Vendors Serving Small Businesses

USDA's COVID -19 Federal Rural Resource Guide 

Click here to see USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19.

Nat’l Assn. of Counties (NACO) Analysis of Federal CARES Act


During this critical and unprecedented time, NACo is focused on advocating for the needs of counties at the federal level, disseminating useful information to our members, and facilitating the exchange of effective strategies and approaches.

NACo has launched www.NACo.org/coronavirus, as well as this recurring digest of key resources for counties. Click here to subscribe to updates.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019:  HERE
  • Coronavirus Task Force national briefings: HERE
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (here)
  • U.S. Department of Education (here)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (here)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (here)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (here)
  • U.S. Department of State (here)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (here)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (here)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior (here)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (here)

Click here to read the CISA and NCSC Joint Activity Alert - COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

Click here to Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19 from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Click here to read a memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding efforts to stabilize the supply chain in response to COVID-19.

Please click here to read the US Department of Health and Human Services' information on HIPAA and public health authorities. 

Information from Small Business Administration on disaster relief for small businesses. 

The Administration has allocated $50 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. For Hoosiers to gain access to this funding, we need to collect small business economic impact data from every county in Indiana so that Governor Holcomb can declare an economic injury disaster. We are working diligently to gain access to this funding and would greatly appreciate your help.   If you know of an entrepreneur or small business that has been or anticipates being impacted by the coronavirus, please ask them to complete this form at https://isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness/.

Bliss McKnight

Bliss McKnight

AIC would like you to be of aware of the resources, provided by our endorsed partner Bliss McKnight, on their Practical HR Resources Web site. These resources provide guidance on preventing the spread of the virus, appropriate occupational health measures, and recommended national and international protocols.

To access the Coronavirus COVID-19 resources from Bliss McKnight click here or go to www.practicalhrresources.com. Click on the red Coronavirus Alert button at the top of the page.

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