Gov. Holcomb on inside looking out at state’s coronavirus response

Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 7:02 PM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WNDU) - Indiana’s governor was still on the inside looking out as he assessed the latest developments in the states battle against the coronavirus.

The governor is still at home in quarantine after some members of his security detail tested positive for coronavirus.

Eric Holcomb is showing signs that he hasn’t spent much time shaving lately but he says he is showing no signs or symptoms of the coronavirus.

On the positive side, Governor Holcomb says the state’s positivity rate has ticked downward. That’s the percentage of all tests that have come back positive.

On the other hand the number of hospital beds being occupied by coronavirus patients continues to rise.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches the governor indicated he will be leading by example.

“December first will get here when it gets here, burn not a day too soon. In the meantime we’ll be celebrating thanksgiving home alone. Better safe than sorry. Maybe we’ll make up for it next year with family from around the state and around the country maybe do two Thanksgivings next year,” Holcomb said.

The governor adds that Indiana State Excise Police have inspected 1,500 businesses with alcohol permits to make sure coronavirus protocols were being followed.

He says only 47 of those businesses had masking and social distancing violations.

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