The state has launched several initiatives meant to help Hoosier businesses as they recover and reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic required businesses and organizations to review or consider making changes to their operations to best handle the novel coronavirus situation as well as protect employees while still trying to survive.
For every economic downturn, there’s a recovery, and experts say lulls are the best time to plan for the bounce back. Staying at home doesn’t mean standing still, experts said. Nor should it mean ending marketing efforts.
The pandemic which led to stay-at-home orders and reduced business activity led to reduced tax collections in April and now calls for cuts in state spending.
State officials say Indiana is ready to move to the next phase of further easing of public restrictions as statewide health indicators show improving conditions.
Service organizations assisting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic have been overwhelmed in recent weeks by people seeking help for an array of needs from food to help paying bills but residents and businesses have stepped up to provide aid.
Hoosiers will soon be able to patron businesses, possibly beginning later this month, in a plan revealed May 1 by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Large-scale COVID-19 testing will be offered by OptumServe Health Services in partnership with Logistics Health Inc. beginning next week, state officials announced April 28.
In recent weeks, Region residents, businesses and service groups have donated dollars, time and resources to help the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and six other neighboring state governors announced April 16, a partnership to coordinate on a plan to reopen the Midwest region economy, which could happen sometime in May.