Indiana Governor Plans to Extend His Public Health Emergency Order
Friday, November 26, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The public health emergency spurred by the coronavirus pandemic will last at least one more month.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said he would extend the order for another 30 days.

Governor Holcomb has renewed the public health emergency on a month-to-month basis during the pandemic, in part to make sure the state remains eligible for federal funds related to coronavirus relief.

When renewing the order last time, Holcomb signaled he would consider scaling down his pandemic-related orders in the coming months. He outlined three key statutory changes that would allow him to “responsibly” wind down the public health emergency.

The changes he has outlined include:

Allow for the continuation of enhanced federal matching funds for Medicaid expenditures

Allow for the continuation of the enhanced benefit for those receiving federal food

Extend the ability to efficiently vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds