New COVID Executive Order: Updated Requirements for all Businesses and Entities

On Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-48 replacing the previous five-stage reopen plan launched in May, and it is in effect until at least December 12. Key requirements for businesses:

  • all businesses, including non-profits, must place clearly visible signage at their public and employee entrances, notifying that face coverings are required for entrance (sec. 4-b);
  • businesses shall require employees to wear face coverings (sec. 4-b);
  • all businesses and entities continuing or resuming operations are required to develop a plan to implement health and safety measures and safeguards for employees, clients, and the public; this plan is to be shared with employees and posted publicly (sec. 4-a);
  • all businesses and entities must take proactive measures to ensure compliance with the social distancing and sanitation requirements of the order (sec. 4-c);
  • all events and gatherings are limited in size based on your county’s color coded rating; local health departments can approve or decline petitions for exception submitted by the host (sec. 7), and;
  • the event limit provision does not apply to internal business meetings held within a business’ own facility (sec. 7-d).

The order also requires every individual in Indiana to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while inside a business or public place, except when working in a private office / workspace or in meetings when 6 feet of distance can be achieved; other exceptions apply (sec. 3e-f).

Businesses not complying with the order will receive a verbal warning, followed by a cease-and-desist order if the unsafe practice continues. If a business does not comply with the cease-and-desist order, the state may shut down operations and revoke business licenses and permitting.

SBA Indiana and Aspire Promote Small Business Saturday with Walking Tours

The holiday shopping season is here and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Indiana District Office and small business partners from state and local organizations are grabbing their walking shoes and donning their masks for their annual Small Business Saturday #ShopSmallIndiana Walking Tours.

“Let’s deliver hope to small businesses this holiday season by renewing our efforts to shop local," says Aspire CEO Christian Maslowski.

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2021 Ambassador Committee Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Ambassador Committee. Please review the attached application. All completed applications must be returned to Alex Wheeler by December 11.

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With childhood myopia increasing and 1 in 4 children affected by the condition, VisionQuest Eyecare in Greenwood is now providing expert care. Led by Dr. Chris Browning, VisionQuest Eyecare has launched a partnership with Treehouse Eyes®, the country’s leading myopia management practice.

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