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WHAT DOES THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER MEAN FOR MY BUSINESS?

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Indiana Stay-At-Home Order: What Does This Mean For My Business?

Impacting businesses, families, and nations around the world, these unknown times have left their mark on history. Businesses and business owners are now looking to find ways to cope with the economic repercussions, along with the fact that they may lose a productive workforce due to illness. If you're a business owner concerned with the effects on your company's operations, an Indiana business lawyer can help. As you're looking to navigate the Indiana stay-at-home order successfully, we are here to help answer some common questions and concerns you might have.

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Top 10 Coronavirus FAQs for Business

UPDATED 4/3/20

 Business owners and their employees undoubtedly have many questions, which may include the following: 

1. Is it serious? 

 Yes, the current pandemic outbreak in the US is very serious, with multiple states in lockdown, over 400 deaths, and thousands of diagnosed cases. 

2. When is the Indiana stay-at-home order effective? 

 March 24, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET. 

3. When will it end? 

 April 20 at 11:59 pm ET or until further notice. 

4. Where will the Indiana stay-at-home order apply? 

The entire state. 

5. Is the stay-at-home order mandatory or simply guidelines? 

Mandatory. 

6. How is it enforced? 

While you should not be pulled over if driving, it is enforced by local law enforcement. 

7. Will it be handled by the Indiana National Guard? 

 No, the Indiana National Guard only helps hospitals prepare for the outbreak. 

8. Can I travel to work? 

 Yes, individuals who work for an essential business will be allowed to commute to work. 

9. Can my employees get medical care? 

 Individuals experiencing symptoms can get medical care. They are asked to contact their medical provider, if available, to discuss options for care if they suspect they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19-positive individuals within the past two weeks. 

10. Is public transportation open? 

 Yes, public transportation will remain open during the stay-at-home order. However, it should only be used for essential travel. 

What is Considered an Essential Business?

• Healthcare and public health

• Infrastructure and public transportation

• Grocery stores and food or beverage production

• Pharmacies

• Restaurants

• Charitable organizations

• Religious services 

• Educational institutions 

• Media

• Critical trades 

• Finance

• Laundry services 

Business Interruption Insurance

Now is a great time to think about business interruption insurance. Business interruption insurance is not usually sold as a separate policy. Instead, it is tacked onto another type of insurance, such as property or casualty insurance. It's sometimes included as part of a comprehensive package policy. We are also proud to offer free Zoom conferencing with an Indiana business lawyer to ensure your eligibility.

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Like many people, you're probably not entirely sure of the situation and where to start! Fortunately, we make it easy to take action protecting yourself and loved ones in this time of need. Zoom call conferencing allows us to connect with you instantly to address your concerns. Furthermore, we offer free consultations to help you make the most of a stressful and inconvenient situation.

If you're looking to navigate complex stay-at-home concerns, don't hesitate to contact our office today! We will happily help you understand and comply with all aspects of Indiana's stay-at-home order.

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