(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar responds to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision today to issue a statewide stay at home order and for all non-essential businesses to be closed.

“The Governor didn’t make today’s decision lightly – it was out of necessity to protect the citizens of Indiana as we fight our way through this pandemic. We applaud Gov. Holcomb for allowing businesses that provide essential services either directly or through supply chains to continue their operations to the best of their ability.

“The announcement obviously will impact more employers and their workers. There is no way around that and the economic disruptions that will accelerate. But we want employers to know that we are here for them. The Indiana Chamber will do everything it can to help get the business community through this and recover as quickly as possible.”

Resource: The Indiana Chamber has a statewide employer coronavirus resources page – www.indianachamber.com/coronavirus – which provides information under three umbrellas: Health, Tools You Can Use and Government and Community Assistance.

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”