Indianapolis issued stay at home orders that follow the state's announcement.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett directed Marion County residents to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The city has now implemented the highest level of travel restrictions within its authority and ordered nonessential businesses closed.
“These restrictions are burdensome and disruptive, but they are necessary – this crisis is real, it is here now, and through this action I am confident that we will save lives in Indianapolis," says Hogsett in a written statement.
Essential businesses and services are listed on the state’s website and include grocers, pharmacies, city service and health providers. Residents may also travel to volunteer.
City departments will identify essential personnel and prioritize critical services, so more staff may work from home.
This order is in effect until April 6.