2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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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American Rescue Plan Resource Center 
Click here to view the ARPA summary 12.21.2021
Click here to view the new US Treasury FAQ dated June 23, 2021 
Click here for the latest from the U.S. Department of Treasury on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Click here for the latest from the U.S. Department of Treasury on Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
Click here to view NACo's American Rescue Plan Act funding breakdown 
Click here for the latest Zoom meeting with NACo on the American Rescue Plan Act
Click here to view the sample Ordinance establishing American Rescue Plan Fund in county.
Click here to view our discussion with SBOA and the American Rescue Plan on 3/19/2021. 
Click here to view NACo's analysis on the American Rescue Plan and the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds. 
Click here to watch Baker Tilly's American Rescue Plan webinar recording and slides. 


Governor's Executive Order 21-13

Recission of Directives and Restrictions Imposed to Address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency 

Governor's Executive Order 21-12

Continuation of Modified County-Based Measures and Restrictions Based on the Impact and Spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Governor's Executive Order 21-11

Fourteenth Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak 

Governor's Executive Order 21-09

Modification of the County-Based Measures and Restrictions Based on the Impact and Spread of the Coronavirus Disease

Governor's Executive Order 21-08

Thirteenth Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak 

Governor's Executive Order 21-07


Governor's Executive Order 21-06

Fourth Continuation of County-Based Measures and Restrictions Based on the Impact and Spread of the Coronavirus Disease

Governor's Executive Order 21-05

Twelfth Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor's Executive Order 21-04

Waiver of Hours of Service Regulations Relating to Motor Carriers and Drivers Transporting Propane Gas

View the rest of the Governor's Executive Orders here. 

State Resources

  • IN State Department of Health (here) This includes map of reported cases in Indiana
  • Its our shot, Hoosiers.  Vaccine Website for scheduling and updates (here)
  • 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

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.

Update from Governor Holcomb
Gov. Holcomb Announces Plan for All Hoosiers to be Eligible for the Vaccine March 31

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today delivered a statewide address to lay out the road ahead for Hoosiers in the fight against COVID-19.

“As we continue to isolate if you test positive, quarantine if you’re a close contact, and get vaccinated when you’re eligible, the light at the end of the tunnel becomes brighter and brighter,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It’s up to each and every one of us to do our part to stay on our course.”

Indiana’s current cases, positivity rate, hospitalizations, and deaths have all dropped drastically since mid-January and nearly a million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated. The state plans to open vaccine eligibility to all Hoosiers 16 years and older on Wednesday, March 31, provided Indiana receives a large increase in the amount of vaccine as outlined by the federal government. Additional mass vaccination clinics will be scheduled for April and the state will implement a large employer vaccination program.

Starting April 6, decisions about venue capacity and social gatherings will be made by local officials. Customers in restaurants, bars and nightclubs will no longer be required by the state to be seated. Six feet of spacing between tables and other seating will still be recommended as is spacing between non-household parties.

The statewide face covering mandate will become a mask advisory on April 6. Face coverings will remain mandatory in all state buildings and facilities and in all vaccination and COVID testing sites until further notice. K-12 schools will continue under current requirements through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. 

“When I visit my favorite restaurant or conduct a public event, I will continue to wear a mask,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It is the right thing to do. Hoosiers who take these recommended precautions will help us get to what I hope is the tail end of this pandemic.”

Local governments, private businesses and other entities may institute more stringent guidelines. The Indiana Department of Health will continue to provide county level, color coded metrics to provide easy to understand information about whether virus levels are increasing or decreasing locally.

The state public health emergency will be renewed for another 30 days, beginning April 1. This declaration allows the state to act quickly if conditions take a turn for the worse and allows the state to continue to access hundreds of millions of federal dollars to support Hoosiers recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.

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Federal Resources

Federal Resources

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.

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)

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.

Additional Resources

Treasury Releases New Spending Report
U.S.Treasury released their new interim report of costs by category incurred by state and local CRF recipients through June 30, 2020.  The interim report outlines how CRF proceeds have been spent on activities such as payroll, transfers to local governments, medical expenses, economic support, and other expenses. 
CARES Act Funding 
Click here to read the CARES ACT DISBURSEMENT BY EXPENSE CATEGORY 10.29.2020
Click hereto read the CARES Act Disbursement Summary 10.29.2020
Click here to read the List of CRF Acceptance Certificates 
Click here to read letter on Questions about CARES Act Reimbursed through IFA 10.28.2020
Click here to read the Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQ
Click here to read the CARES Reimbursement of Public Health and Public Safety Payroll Costs
Click here to read the Accounting and Appropriation of COVID-19 Grants
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