Retail businesses that provide necessities of life – such as grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations – may remain open but should limit the number of customers in the establishment at any given time; should implement hours for elderly and other vulnerable populations; should limit hours of operation in order to restock and clean; and must comply with all mitigation measures to protect employees and the public. A list of such businesses is included in the executive order.
All other retail businesses may remain open if they restrict sales to online or call-in ordering with delivery or curbside pickup. They must also comply with social distancing, sanitation and other mitigation measures to protect their employees and the public.
For frequently asked questions about Gov. Holcomb's stay-at-home executive order, click here.
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Remote Learning Resources
With Hoosier students of all ages now learning from home in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many organizations are offering free online educational resources.
- The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) has compiled a wide array of learning services and resources for kids and families. The site also includes information regarding reduced-cost internet access and resources on how to explain the coronavirus to children.
- Additionally, the DOE recently announced a partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS) to provide free at-home learning experiences for K-12 students aligned to Indiana curriculum standards. PBS LearningMedia offers grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, media that illustrate specific topics or themes, and support materials across multiple subjects.
- The Cincinnati Zoo is livestreaming several animals and exhibits every weekday at 3 p.m.
- You can visit the surface of Mars in a spectacular high-resolution, 360-degree photo tour, created from images captured by the Curiosity rover.
- Google Arts and Culture allows you to take a virtual field trip of more than 2,500 museums around the world. You can also use Google to access virtual tours of national parks in the U.S.
- TED-Ed has video lessons and series by top educators made into animated videos for kids.
- Audible announced a free Audible Stories website with audiobooks for children of all ages.
For more COVID-19-related resources, click here.