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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Clark, Floyd and Surrounding Counties COVID-19 Positivity Rate Moves to Down to Yellow

The Indiana Health Department announced today that Clark, Floyd and surrounding counties with the exception of Scott County, have returned to a yellow level after being orange for several weeks. Yellow counties have a point score of 1.0 to 1.5 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. There is moderate community spread.

These requirements are in effect when a county reaches the yellow metric and remain until a county moves to blue for two straight weeks. Local officials may impose further restrictions.

  • All general requirements are in effect
  • Social gatherings are recommended to be no more than 100 people
  • Events and social gatherings may take place at up to 50 percent capacity when all other guidelines, including social distancing, face coverings, and plans to mitigate COVID-19 are in place
  • K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, community recreational sports, and college and professional sports, are included and should be coordinated with local health departments
  • School communities should regularly review plans for all extra-curricular activities and assemblies to ensure the best mitigation practices are being followed
  • Communities should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing, quarantine, and isolate
  • Local public health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities

For more information, visit the state website here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2021

Clark, Floyd and Surrounding Counties COVID-19 Positivity Rate Moves to Down to Orange

The Indiana Health Department announced today that Clark, Floyd and surrounding counties have returned to an orange level after being red for two weeks.  However, Governor Holcomb has signed a new executive order (21-02) which limits gatherings and events to be held at venues based on previous levels, or in some cases, the capacity of the venue.  See below for specific language.

  • The overall size of a social gathering or event is strongly recommended to be limited to 50 people.
  • If the venue owners, hosts or organizers have a written safety plan submitted to the local health department, social gatherings and events are limited to 25 percent of a facility capacity.

As a reminder, other orange level restrictions include:

  • Face coverings are required for all Hoosiers
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local
    health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders
    to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support
    upon request
  • Evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing, quarantine
    and isolation
  • Vulnerable populations should remain isolated. Social and holiday gathering
    participation is not advised
  • All business capacity must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines; curbside
    pickup is preferred
  • Local officials may consider limiting hours for the operation of bars, nightclubs
    and restaurants
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with
    participants, required personnel, and parents/guardians and their minor children
    only
  • Senior center activities are suspended
  • Hospitals, long-term care and other congregate settings may impose visitation limits
  • Reduce the number of people in common areas and break rooms at one time
  • K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities may continue but attendance is
    limited to participants, support personnel and parent/guardians plus their minor
    children. All students and attendees must be social distanced and wear face
    coverings
  • College and professional sports may continue with participants, support
    personnel and family members. A local health department may approve a plan
    for fan attendance of up to 25 percent capacity

For more information, click here.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Guides to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

Passed December 2020

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief Package) Guide: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) &  Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Loans 

  • In December 27, 2020, new legislation was enacted to extend the life of a vital program available to Main Street businesses: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This new legislation creates a second round of PPP loans for eligible businesses, makes new businesses eligible for a first-time PPP loan (as well as a second-draw loan), and makes other key programming changes.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief Package) Guide: Direct Recovery Rebate Payments to Americans

  • On December 21, 2020, Congress passed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which, in addition to funding the federal government until the end of Fiscal Year 2021, also included several provisions to address the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Among these provisions is a second round of Economic Impact Payments—direct recovery rebates paid by the federal government to U.S. residents.
  • Please note that, at the request of President Trump, Congress is currently debating legislation to raise the base amount of second round of Economic Impact Payments from $600 to $2000 per individual. This guide will continue to be revised to reflect these developments.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief Package) Guide: Support for Non-Profit Organizations

  • Approved by Congress on December 21, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 20211 provides non-profit organizations assistance by expanding eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, permitting a second draw from PPP funds for particularly impacted organizations, and continuing increased incentives for charitable giving.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief Package) Guide: Unemployment Insurance Provisions

  • On December 21, 2020, Congress passed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which, in addition to funding the federal government until the end of Fiscal Year 2021, also included several provisions related to unemployment benefits for a wide variety of workers.
  • This guide contains information on programs such as:
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
    • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
    • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID Relief Package) Guide: Food Security and Agriculture-Related Provisions

  • On December 21, 2020, Congress passed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which, in addition to funding the federal government until the end of Fiscal Year 2021, also included several provisions to address the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, builds on the successes of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in continuing to provide a number of food and agriculture-related benefits to Americans.2 Specifically, the bill provides $13 billion in continued funding for agriculture-related assistance programs.

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

NEW: Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber has created a new Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans  with the latest information and answers to FAQs about the changes that have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Program as part of the end-of-year pandemic relief package Congress has passed.

Click here to view the U.S. Chamber’s new Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans which we will continue to update as more information becomes available.

Click Here to View the Guide

Indiana's COVID-19 Response Page

The latest news from Governor  Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Pandemic Response Team

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