Gov. Holcomb's daily briefing for April 23, 2020

superior sleep.FROM THE FOX 59 NEWS ROUTE GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M DAN SPILLER HERE ON FOX 59 WERE BREAKING INTO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING RIGHT NOW TO BRING YOU GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB’S DAILY BRIEFING AT THE STATE HOUSE AS HE AND DOCTOR BOX AND OTHERS DELIVER THE LATEST NEWS ON THE STATE’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS LET’S LISTEN IN BY 2 GUESTS WILL AN UPDATE THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT JUST TO OUR STATE, BUT I THINK IT’S GOING TO IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION, I’M VERY IMPORTANT FOR US ALL TO BE ABLE TO SHARE NOT JUST THE RESULTS HERE IN THE STATE OF INDIANA, BUT THIS IS ALMOST KIND OF A HOW TO MANUAL GOING FORWARD AND SO IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS WE’LL HEAR FROM THE DEAN I’M FROM FAIRBANKS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. THE HOW HER SON AND THEN WE’LL ALSO HEAR FROM AND DOCTOR A MINUTE COMING AND WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE PROJECT ITS FORTHCOMING. IN THE MEANTIME SO DOCTOR BOX IF YOU WOULD DEFER TO FRED PAIN AT THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PERSON WORKFORCE NUMBERS IT’S THURSDAY SO THOSE ARE VERY TIMELY AND THEN I JUST WANT TO SAY WE HAVE A QUESTION YESTERDAY. FROM NIKKI KELLY I THINK IT WAS FROM 4 WHEN THE JOURNAL GAZETTE SHE ASKED ABOUT PPE THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND OUR INVENTORY WHAT WE HAD PURCHASE WHAT WE HAD ORDERED WHAT’S HERE AND WE’LL HAVE A FULL REPORT ON TOMORROW AND DELIVER THAT SO WITH THAT OUT FRONT THOSE HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS TO THE SIDE FRED YOU WANT TO GIVE US THE LATEST ON OUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT NUMBERS, YES, SO WILL A GOOD AFTERNOON OUR WEEKLY CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO DROP WE’VE SEEN A DECLINE THIS WEEK. MUCH FROM OUR PEAK IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR. FOR A WEEK ENDING 4/28/2020 WE SAW 75,473. CLAIMS FILED FOR THE WEEK FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. THIS ACTUALLY TRIPLES OUR PREVIOUS PEAK BEFORE MARCH OF THIS YEAR ALTHOUGH WE’RE SEEING A HIGH NUMBER OF CLAIMS BEING FILED WE’RE ALSO SEEING A HIGH RATE OF PAYMENTS BEING MADE. WE’RE MAKING RECORD NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PAYMENTS. WE’VE MADE A TOTAL OF 1 MILLION. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PAYMENTS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH. AND THAT’S TO ABOUT 350,000 PEOPLE. THIS ALSO INCLUDES FEDERAL PAYMENTS. WE’VE HAD A TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT OF THOSE PAYMENTS THAT EQUALS ABOUT MILLION. THAT INCLUDES THE MILLION IN PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. THE $600 AT ON THAT WE STARTED PAYING OUT ON LAST FRIDAY. WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON CONCERNS WITH OUR CALL CENTER. WE FIELDED OVER 1 MILLION PHONE INTERACTIONS OVER THE PAST MONTH. SO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE EXTREME CALL VOLUMES AND WE’RE CONSTANTLY MAKING ADJUSTMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS ON A DAY TO DAY AND WEEK TO WEEK BASIS WE’LL CONTINUE TO MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE REDUCING OUR CALL WAIT TIME. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS A HUGE ISSUE WHEN IT COMES TO A HIGH CALL VOLUME SYSTEM. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE EMPOWERING CLAIMANTS TO UTILIZE THE SELF-HELP TOOLS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM ON OUR WEBSITE. AND LOOKING AT THE TOP REASON FOR WHY A PERSONAL CALL IN. IT’S THE REASON THAT FALLS INTO WHAT WE CONSIDER THAT GENERAL QUESTIONS CATEGORY. AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE GENERAL QUESTIONS CATEGORY. THOSE QUESTIONS FALL INTO FOR AREAS QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CARES ACT. THE PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION OR ASSISTANCE WHAT DO I DO WHEN I’M LAID OFF. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT. MIKE LANE AND HOW MUCH BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE IN BENEFITS. THOSE ARE ALL QUESTIONS THAT FALL INTO THAT GENERAL CATEGORY THAT WE GET QUITE A FEW ABOUT. ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS ARE TYPICALLY ANSWERED. WITH OURSELF SO-CALLED TOOLS. THE CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT IT TAKES INCLUDING THE WAIT TIME TO ANSWER ONE OF THOSE QUESTIONS FOR SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IS MASSIVE. EACH CALL THAT COULD BE HANDLED THROUGH SELF-HELP BUT IT’S NOT AS TO THE WAIT TIME FOR ANOTHER CALL WHO CANNOT. UTILIZE SELF-HELP TO GET AN ANSWER TO THEIR QUESTIONS WATER RESOLVE THAT ISSUE. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE CONTINUING TO PUT INFORMATION OUT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. SO THAT WE CAN HELP PEOPLE BE EMPOWERED TO FIND

THE ANSWERS ON OUR WEBSITE PRIOR TO HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE INCONVENIENCE OF CALLING IN AND EXPERIENCE THE LONG WAIT TIMES BUT WHILE YOU’RE DOING THAT WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REDUCE THOSE WAIT TIMES. SOME OF THOSE THINGS INCLUDE CHANGING COATING TO COMPUTER PROGRAMS PROVIDING MORE STAFF. TRAINING MORE STAFF. THOSE THINGS WE BELIEVE WILL HAVE A DRAMATIC IMPACT OVER THE DAYS TO COME ON THAT CALL WAIT TIME. WE’LL CONTINUE TO BE AS AGGRESSIVE AS WE CAN IN SHARING INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUES, UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND FILE. OVER THIS PAST WEEK WE’VE ALREADY HAS SEVERAL WEAPON OURS WE’VE HAD SEVERAL PUBLIC FORMS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT THE MORE INFORMATION THAT THE PUBLIC HAS ON OUR UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM. THE BETTER HE OR SHE IS ABLE TO NAVIGATE OUR SYSTEMS. SO NOW I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT. PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT ARE PROVIDED AN UPDATE FOR LAST WEEK. AS YOU MAY RECALL THIS PROGRAM IS A NEW PROGRAM FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE A LIMIT TO WORK HISTORY. THOSE WHO ARE SELF EMPLOYED. THOSE WHO ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS ARE GOOD WORKERS THE P BENEFITS ALSO THE ADDITIONAL $600 A IN PAYMENTS ABOVE AND BEYOND WHATEVER OUT THE PERSON IS ELIGIBLE FOR. AS A REMINDER WE HAVE TO BUILD A NEW SYSTEM FROM GROUND UP. SO STARTING TOMORROW. ON APRIL 24TH, WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THE U A. TONIGHT AT 07:00PM WE WILL TAKE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM UPLINK OFFLINE TO MAKE THIS SYSTEM UPDATE. WE’VE TARGETED PAYMENTS TO BEGIN ON MAY 8TH 4 P U A AS A REMINDER THESE CLAIMS WILL ALSO TAKE ABOUT 21 DAYS TO ADMINISTER. SO JUST BECAUSE A FILES ON MAY 7TH DOESN’T MEAN THAT A PAYMENT WILL BE FORTHCOMING ON MAY 8TH. SO WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE PATIENT AND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS. AND WHILE I’M TALKING ABOUT THE 21 DAY WEIGHT TIME. I DO WANT TO SHARE ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO FILE THE CLAIM. ON MONDAY INDIVIDUAL FATHER CLAIM ON MONDAY AND THEN ON WEDNESDAY THE PERSON CALLED IN TO CHECK ON THE CLAIM. AND WHEN ASKED WHY THEY CALLED IN THE PERSON SAID WELL I JUST WANTED TO CHECK ON MY CLAIM. AND WE PROVIDED THE PERSON WITH ALL THE SELF-HELP TOOLS NECESSARY AND THE PERSON CONTINUED TO YOU WILL BEGIN TO UTILIZE THOSE SELF-HELP TOOLS. SO THAT REDUCED A LITTLE BIT OF FRUSTRATION FROM THAT PERSON FROM HAVING TO CALL IN AND SIT THROUGH SOME OF THE LONG WAIT TIMES WITH OUR EXTREME CALL FALLING. WHEN A PERSON FILES KEEP IN MIND THAT IT IS A 21 AVERAGE A PERIOD. AND THE KEY WORD. THERE IS AVERAGE. THERE ARE SOME CLAIMS THEY GET PAID OUT IN 1314 OR 15 DAYS, OTHERS MAY GO BEYOND 21 DAYS, IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION THAT THAT PERSON’S AND AT THE TIME FINALLY I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT. OUR JOB AVAILABILITY. AND OUR CONTINUED RESPONSIBILITY TO CONNECT INDIVIDUALS TO JOB TRAINING AND TO JOBS. AS A REMINDER RIGHT NOW OUR PRIMARY FOCUS IS MAKING SURE THAT WE PROVIDE BENEFITS TO EVERY ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL IN INDIANA. AND OUR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SYSTEM. HOWEVER, WE STILL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT WE’RE CONNECTING PEOPLE TO JOBS AND CONNECT THEM TO RESOURCES. I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT WE’VE HAD VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE WE HAD ONE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR ON YESTERDAY NORTHEAST INDIANA IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA. WE HAD 5 MAJOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND HOSPITALS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THAT JOB FAIR. WE DO HAVE QUITE A FEW COMING UP HERE. ON APRIL 28TH. WE HAVE ONE FOR THE BLOOMINGTON AREA IN HEALTH CARE ON MAY 5TH. WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER VIRTUAL JOB FAIR AND WILL HAVE ABOUT 5 OR 6 EMPLOYERS WHO LINK WHO WILL BE ENGAGED IN THAT AND THAT WILL BE FOR EASTERN INDIANA. AND ON MAY 6TH. WE’LL HAVE A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR FOR GENERAL MOTORS IN KOKOMO WHERE THEY WILL BE MANUFACTURING THE VENTILATORS AND THEY’LL BE LOOKING TO FEEL 1800 FULL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR IS THAT WE’RE THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE PLEASE GO TO D W T DOT I IN DOT GOV AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE

DW THE NEWS SECTION. WE ALSO HAVE A VARIETY OF ONLINE MATERIALS TO ASSIST IN SELF-HELP WE HAVE UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AS WELL AS IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT COULD HELP YOU. THESE NUMBERS ALL IN ALL INDICATE THAT INDIANA JUST LIKE OTHER STATES. ARE SEEING A MASSIVE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN FILED. BUT WE’RE ALSO ENSURING THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HOOSIERS ARE RECEIVING THE BENEFITS AND PAYMENTS THAT THEY FELT THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR. BUT WE KNOW THAT WE CAN’T STOP THERE WE CONTINUE TO UPGRADE AND ADJUST AND TO IMPROVE OUR SYSTEMS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE PAYING MORE HOOSIERS IN A BETTER WAY THANK YOU GOVERNOR FRED BEFORE YOU. SOCIALLY DISTANCE WILL IT’S YOU MENTIONED NUMBERS, YOU’RE A NUMBERS GUY TOO EASY TO GET LOST IN THE NUMBERS OF THE COLUMNS WHEN YOU JUST PUT A FINER POINT ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLAIMS AND PEOPLE PAYMENTS OUT TO PEOPLE IN PAYMENTS TO CLAIMS OKAY. SO THAT NUMBER THAT OUR REPORT, THE INITIAL CLAIMS FILED THAT REPRESENTS A PERSON WHO FILED A CLAIM UNDER OUR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SYSTEM. WHEN I INDICATE THAT THERE ARE PAYMENTS MADE. ANY INDIVIDUAL CLAIMANT CAN RECEIVE MULTIPLE PAYMENTS. SO FOR EXAMPLE IF AN INDIVIDUAL FILED A CLAIM. LET’S SAY IN MARCH. BUT THEY DIDN’T RECEIVE PAYMENT UNTIL THE MID PART OF APRIL. THEY CAN RECEIVE BACK PAY FOR ALL OF THOSE WEEKS THAT THEY WERE ELIGIBLE. THEY MAY ULTIMATELY SEE RICK ULTIMATELY RECEIVE THOSE CHECKS ON ONE DAY IN ONE SETTING OR THEY COULD RECEIVE THAT IN SEVERAL SETTINGS BUT THEY COULD ULTIMATELY RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE PAYMENT. SO WE’RE NOW 300 SOME 1000 PEOPLE WERE 3 ABOUT 350,000 PEOPLE RECEIVING PAYMENTS, PERFECT. WE DON’T GO FAR YOU GO 6 FEET BUT NOT FAR FROM SUSPECT TO ME BACK. NEXT WE’LL GO RIGHT TO DOCTOR BOX FOR LATEST ON THE GROUND. THANK YOU GOVERNOR. GOOD AFTERNOON USERS. TODAY WE REPORTED 612 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 AND UNFORTUNATELY AN ADDITIONAL 45 S THE SPRINGS THE TOTAL OF NUMBER OF HOOSIERS WHO ARE KNOWN TO HAVE COVID-19 TO 13,039. A TOTAL OF 706 HOOSIERS UNFORTUNATELY HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO THIS DISEASE WHICH IS ABOUT ONE PERCENT OF ALL THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN TESTED POSITIVE HERE IN THE STATE OF INDIANA TODAY’S TOTALS INCLUDE 2,594 NEW TASKS WHICH MANY OF YOU RECOGNIZE IS LOWER THAN SOME PREVIOUS DAY’S TOTALS. IF WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO INCREASE TESTING IN OUR STATE IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT WE WORK WITH OUR HOSPITALS OUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ARE FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CLINICS. OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS AND OTHER PROVIDERS TO BEGIN TRANSITIONING TO OUTPATIENT TESTING FOR ANY PATIENT EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS SUGGESTIVE OF COVID-19 THAT WAY WE CAN REACH OUT TO POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE TRACE ALL OF THEIR CONTACTS AND HELP TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS DISEASE. AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY WILL BE ADDING CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS. AND DEATHS TO OUR DASHBOARD SOON BUT I WANT TO CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO TEST INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH COVID-19 IF THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT THAT WAY I CAN FIND OUT ABOUT THE CASE EARLIER AND ONCE AGAIN WE CAN DO THE INVESTIGATION AND TRACE THE CONTACTS. I WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT CAME UP YESTERDAY. FIRST I WANT TO CLEAR UP THE ISSUE WITH REGARDS TO SAILING AND THE SWABS THAT I DESCRIBED ARE RELATED TO Q TIPS. THE FDA ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY THAT IT AUTHORIZED THE FIRST TEST FOR PATIENTS TO SOUTH COLLECT SAMPLES USING SHORTER POLYESTER SWABS THAT ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A Q TIP AND SUBMIT THEM TO LAB CORPS FOR TESTING HE’S HOME COLLECTION KITS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN MOST STATES WITH THE DOCTOR’S ORDER IN THE COMING WEEKS THIS IS VERY EXCITING BECAUSE IT WILL EXPAND OUR TESTING OPTIONS BUT BY PROVIDING DIFFERENT SWABS AND REMOVING THE NEED FOR VIRAL TRANSPORT MEDIA TO DATE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE OVER 50,000 SWABS ELI LILLY HAS DONATED 32,000 SWAB KITS. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4,000 SWABS FROM OUR GENEROUS DONORS AND FEMA JUST PROVIDED 20,000 SWABS WE’RE USING TO MAKE TESTING KITS. WE KNOW THAT THE NEED IS MUCH GREATER SO WE EXPECT THAT THE NEW HOME TESTING KITS WILL BE VERY POPULAR. THESE CUTS WILL ALSO BE LESS INVASIVE THAN THE NASAL FAIR IN JAIL SWABS BUT IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THESE TESTS ARE WORK BEST WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL IS SYMPTOMATIC BECAUSE THE SHORTER LENGTH MEANS THAT THEY ARE LESS SENSITIVE IN THE LOWER PART OF THE NOSE. MY TEAM MAYBE PROVIDE THIS CLARIFICATION SO THAT THERE ISN’T A RUN ON CUE TIPS AND CONTACT LENS SOLUTIONS IN THE COMING DAYS. THE OTHER ITEM I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP WITH WAS SOME QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP

REGARDS TO CLOSING MCDONALD’S LOBBIES THE INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS NOT ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF ANY RESTAURANT LOBBIES WE HAVE ISSUED REMINDERS THAT CRITICAL INDUSTRY SHOULD FOLLOW SOCIAL-DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND ALLOW CARRY OUT DRIVE THROUGH DELIVERY AND PICKUP ORDERS BUT NO IN PERSON DINING LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, HOWEVER DO HAVE THE CHOICE TO BE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THE STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER IF THEY CHOOSE. FINALLY TODAY, I’M VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE EYE YOU RICHARD AND FAIRBANKS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ON A SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED TO STUDY THAT WILL EXAMINE THE PREVALENCE OF COVID-19 AMONG HOOSIERS THE STUDY WILL ALSO GIVE US BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH INDIVIDUALS ARE SHOWING ANTIBODIES THAT INDICATE SIGNS OF PAST INFECTION. WE BILLET BELIEVE THIS DATA WILL BETTER INFORM OUR PLANS TO SAFELY REOPEN OUR STATE AND TO DETERMINE WHAT NEW NORMAL MODE OF OPERATION REALLY LOOKS LIKE STARTING SATURDAY AND RUNNING THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY. WILL BEGIN TESTING SELECTED HOOSIERS WHO ARE CHOSEN THROUGH THIS SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED STUDY TO ENSURE THAT THEY ACCURATELY REFLECT RACIAL ETHNIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DEMOGRAPHICS OF OUR STATE WE’VE STARTED REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE TODAY AND I HOPE THAT IF YOU ARE CONTACTED, YOU’LL AGREE TO PARTICIPATE. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DATA THAT WE RECEIVE ACCURATELY REFLECTS INDIA’S POPULATION AS WE USE IT IN DECISION MAKING FOR OUR STATE I WANT TO THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IF YOU ARE CHOSEN. I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FAIRBANKS, INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD EMS PARTNERS, INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. ELI LILLY I YOU HEALTH IVY TECH WALMART SO TACT AND MAXIMUS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE AND LEADERSHIP ON THIS PROJECT. IT IS NOW MY DISTINCT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE PAUL HOW HER SON THE FOUNDING DEAN OF THE RICHARD M FAIRBANKS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. DOCTOR HALVERSON IS A PASS STATE HEALTH OFFICER IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HE HAS BEEN A CONSULTANT A MENTOR AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A FRIEND TO ME SINCE THE FIRST WEEK THAT I STARTED THIS JOB 2 YEARS AGO. THANK YOU DOCTOR BOX, IT’S A IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE. I WANT TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO BOTH YOU AND GOVERNOR HOLCOMB FOR LEADING INDIANA’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC I JUST ALSO WANT TO SAY HOW APPRECIATIVE WE ARE TO BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH TO THE STATE’S RESPONSE TO THIS PANDEMIC. AS DOCTOR BOX MENTIONED I’M DOCTOR PAUL HELGERSON AND THE FOUNDING DEAN OF THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY RICHARD IN FAIRBANKS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT THE U P Y APPRECIATIVE OF BEING TO DESCRIBE TO YOU. THE WORK THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING. WE WERE FOUNDED IN 2012 AND THE FAIRBANKS SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING AND ADVANCING THE HEALTH OF HOOSIERS IN INDIANA AND BEYOND THE LAST 8 YEARS OUR FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE RESPONDED TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES WITH EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FROM THE OPIOID IN TOBACCO TO RISING HEALTH CARE COSTS FROM DEVELOPING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INTERVENTIONS 2 LEADING A LARGE SCALE RESPONSE TO CHRONIC DISEASES LIKE DIABETES. WE’VE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING BOTH RESEARCH AND PRACTICE TO INDIANA TO SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH WE’RE ALSO PLEASED TO SUPPORT INDIANA’S LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ARE HOSTING THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICERS ASSOCIATION INCE H O AS WELL AS IN TRAINING INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL BE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS OF TOMORROW. IN ADDITION, WE’RE PROUD TO WORK CLOSELY WITH BOTH DOCTOR BOX AND HEARST LEADERSHIP TEAM HERE AT I S TH AS WELL AS DOCTOR KANE, OUR LOCAL MARION COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER. ALL OF WHOM BY THE WAY I THINK ARE DOING AN INCREDIBLE JOB SUPPORTING OUR STATE THROUGH THESE VERY CHALLENGING TIMES WE BELIEVE THIS CLOSE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND OUR PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. IT BRINGS HIM IMPORTANT VALUE TO PUBLIC EFFORT IN INDIANA SINCE THE EMERGENCE OF THIS FIRE IS OUR SCHOOL HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE STATE’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 WORKING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND HOSPITAL LEADERS AND INCLUDING THE INDIANA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. WE CREATED FORECASTING MODELS TO PREDICT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. TO UNDERSTAND THE NEEDED HOSPITAL SURGE CAPACITY FOR THE STATE WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE WE DEVELOPED CAPACITY, PLANNING MODELS FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS. NOW OUR SCHOOL IS HELPING TO LEAD AN INITIATIVE THAT YOU’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT REGARDING RANDOM SAMPLE TESTING ACROSS INDIANA FOR THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 AND IT’S ANTIBODIES I’M PLEASED NOW TO INTRODUCE

MY COLLEAGUE DOCTORED NEAR MCKAMEY WHO WILL BE LEADING THIS POPULATION HEALTH SCIENTIFIC TESTING EFFORT DOCTOR MINNOCK EMMY IS THE FAIRBANKS CHAIR OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN LEEDS ARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. HE’S ALSO A SCIENTIST AT THE REAGAN STITT REAGAN STREET INSTITUTE IS ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY RESPECTED HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCHERS IN OUR COUNTRY. HIS RESEARCH HAS LED TO NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONAL AND SOCIETAL DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE ENDURING CONTRIBUTIONS TO IMPROVING PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND INDIANA AND BEYOND NEAR. THANK YOU DOCTOR HALVERSON I AM PLEASED TO LEAVE THE SCIENTIFIC TEAM AND OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE WHICH INCLUDES MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DOCTOR BOX MENTIONED. THE TEAM FROM THE FAIRBANKS SCHOOL INCLUDES LEADING BY STATISTICIANS EPIDEMIOLOGISTS INFORMATICS AND CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS TOGETHER WITH THE STATE WE ARE TAKING A CRITICAL STEP TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING HOW COVID-19 AFFECTED THE POPULATION OF INDIANA. ONE HIGHLIGHT AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION AND HOW THIS TESTING INITIATIVE DIFFERS FROM EXISTING TESTING ENDEAVORS. TO DATE ALMOST ALL OF THE TESTING THAT HAS OCCURRED HAS COME FROM PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS SYMPTOMS OR OTHER HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING OUR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS AN ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES EXISTING TESTS WERE PURPOSEFULLY FOCUSED ON CLINICAL OR CONGREGATE SIGHTINGS TO SUPPORT CLINICAL DECISION AFFECTING INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS BECAUSE THESE TOASTS FOCUSED ON SICK AND HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS. WE LACK AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MANY PEOPLE IN OUR STATE HAVE BEEN INFECTED, ESPECIALLY IF THEY WERE NOT FORMALLY TESTED OR HAD NO SYMPTOMS. THIS IS WHERE OUR WORK COMES IN. WE WILL OBTAIN SCIENTIFICALLY VALID RESULTS OF THE PROPORTION OF STATE RESIDENTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED REGARDLESS OF SYMPTOMS. AND THOSE THAT MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS BASED ON ANTIBODIES. WE WILL FINALLY OF TEEN IN UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRUE PREVALENCE OF COVID-19 THE INDIVIDUALS WE WILL TEST HAVE BEEN SELECTED RANDOMLY TO REPRESENT EVERYONE IN THE STATE ABOVE THE AGE OF 12 EACH SELECTED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ASKED TO VOLUNTEER THEIR PARTICIPATION WITH PARENTAL APPROVAL IS NECESSARY. THOSE AGREEING WILL PROVIDE BOTH A NASAL SWAB TO TEST FOR ACTIVE VIRAL INFECTION. AND A BLOOD DRAW TO ALLOW FOR ANTIBODY TESTING. WHEREAS EXISTING TESTS HAVE SUPPORTED CLINICAL DECISIONS OF INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS. OUR APPROACH WILL ALLOW FOR A COMMUNITY LEVEL UNDERSTANDING OF THE VIRUSES IMPACT. THIS WILL ENABLE BETTER EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES, INCLUDING THE COMPLEX DECISIONS SURROUNDING SOCIAL DISTANCING ORDERS. AS MENTIONS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF INDIANA RESIDENTS BY RANDOMLY SELECTING PEOPLE IN EACH DISTRICT OF THE STATES FROM A LIST OF ALL RESIDENTS. HOW ARE RANDOMIZATION PROTOCOL WAS CAREFULLY CALIBRATED TO ENSURE THE ABILITY TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 BY EACH OF THE STATE’S DISTRICTS AND BY RACE AND ETHNICITY AS WELL AS THE OVERALL RATE FOR THE STATE FOR THIS REASON IF YOU ARE SELECTED. PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING SO THAT YOUR COMMUNITY, HOWEVER YOU DEFINE IT CAN BE REPRESENTED IN OUR DATA. OUR OVERALL PLAN IS TO CONDUCT MULTIPLE WAVES OF DATA COLLECTION THAT WILL OCCUR MONTHS APART, WAVE ONE WILL START IMMEDIATELY AND PROVIDE CRITICAL INFORMATION INCLUDING ESTABLISHING A BASELINE. EACH ADDITIONAL WAVE OF TESTING WILL ALLOW US TO EXAMINE HOW CHANGES IN THE PREVALENCE OF THE DISEASE IS PROGRESSING IN INDIANA. AND HOW IT’S AFFECTING THE GROUP’S I JUST MENTIONED. FOR EACH WAVE, WE WILL ENROLL BETWEEN 5 7,000 INDIVIDUALS STATEWIDE IN ORDER TO ADHERE TO THE SCIENTIFIC PROTOCOL. ONLY THOSE CONTACTED BY I S TH WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. UNFORTUNATELY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST OTHERS AT THESE DRIVE THROUGH TESTING LOCATIONS. BEFORE I TURN IT OVER BACK TO DOCTOR BOX WHO WILL DESCRIBE THE LOGISTICAL AND OPERATIONAL PLAN. I WANT TO REITERATE THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR STUDY IN DETERMINING THE TROOP COUNT OF INFECTIONS, INCLUDING MILD CASES WHICH REPRESENTS IMPORTANT INFORMATION NOT CURRENTLY WIDELY AVAILABLE IN ANY STATE. BY BEING ONE OF THE FIRST STATES WE WILL GET A HEAD START IN UNDERSTANDING THE EPIDEMICS TRUE TRAJECTORY IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS DISPARITIES AND BE ABLE TO MAKE WISER DECISIONS ON HOW TO DEPLOY OUR LIMITED RESOURCES THANK YOU GOVERNOR HOLCOMB AND DOCTOR BOX FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING A PART IN ADVANCING INDIANA TOWARDS A SENSE OF NORMALCY AFTER BOX BACK TO

YOU. THANKS DOCTOR MCKENNEY SO WE WILL BE DOING SAMPLING AT 8 FIX DRIVE-THRU SITES ACROSS THE STATE WHICH YOU CAN SEE HERE IN RED AND THERE WILL BE 10 MOBILE RV SITES THAT WILL GO TO ALL OF THE AREAS IN BLUE, HOPEFULLY BRINGING US CLOSE TO EVERYONE THAT IS SELECTED FOR THIS PARTICULAR STUDY WE’RE VERY GRATEFUL TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO WILL BE PROVIDING SITES SUCH AS IVY TECH WALMART THE TEACHERS TREASURY HERE IN INDY THE HEALTHY BEGINNINGS IN ELKHART ASCENSION AT SAINT VINCENT AND PARKVIEW HEALTH WE ALSO ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO OUR WORKFORCE MEDICAL WORKERS WHO WILL BE THE TOP TO BOTTOM US. PARAMEDICS FROM THE NATIONAL GUARD TO TAKE THE BLOOD SAMPLES AN EMS PROVIDERS WHO WILL WORK TO COLLECT SPECIMENS I REALLY WANTED YOU TO SEE THE SLIDE BECAUSE IT REALLY TRULY DOES TAKE A VILLAGE TO PULL OFF SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND WE ARE GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE WHO IS CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR PART FOR THIS STUDY. EVERY PARTICIPANT WHO HAS BEEN CHOSEN WILL RECEIVE A POST CARD AND A PHONE CALL. THEY MAY POTENTIALLY IF WE HAVE A AN E-MAIL UP TO DATE OR THEY MAY RECEIVE AN EMAIL OR EVEN A TEXT MESSAGE. YOU WILL BE ASKED ON THE PHONE DEMOGRAPHIC AND MEDICAL INFORMATION AND I PROMISE YOU THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE COMPLETE PRIVACY AND THAT WE WILL PROTECT THAT PRIVACY. YOU ALSO BE ABLE GO TO A WEBSITE TO REGISTER AND YOU CAN CHOOSE ON THE RENT AND THE WEBSITE. THE TIME MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOURSELF AND THE LOCATION CLOSEST TO YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE TEST SITE IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE. YOU CAN ACTUALLY REGISTER AT THAT TIME AND WE WILL BE OBTAINING A SWAB OF YOUR NASAL FAIR IN JAIL AREA AND ALSO WE WILL BE DOING A BLOOD DRAW AT THAT TIME UNFORTUNATELY IF YOU HAD NOT BEEN CHOSEN TO BE A PART OF THIS STUDY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST YOU AT THAT TIME LASTLY I JUST WANT TO SAY PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS STUDY IF YOU’RE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE DO SO THE VALIDITY OF THIS STUDY REALLY DEPENDS ON US HAVING AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF ALL HOOSIERS ALL ACROSS OUR STATE THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL THIS IS A. EXACTLY THE KIND OF FUTURE. INNOVATIVE THINKING AND ACTION THAT WE’RE KNOWN FOR AND. AS I UNDERSTAND THAT NOT ONLY ARE WE ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO DO THIS BUT. I WOULD PUT THIS STUDY IN PROJECT IN TERMS OF THOROUGHNESS UP AGAINST ANY OTHER PUBLIC THAT WE’VE THEN LOOKING AT AROUND THE COUNTRY SO. WHAT THIS IS GOING TO REPRESENT AND ALLOW US. NOT JUST CONTEMPLATE BUT TO INCLUDE IN OUR DECISION-MAKING THAT’S EXACTLY OUR APPROACH EVERY SINGLE DAY DATA DRIVES OUR DECISIONS. TODAY WILL NEXT WEEK WILL NEXT MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR SO THIS IS EXACTLY SYMBOLIC OF OUR APPROACH IN GENERAL. ALSO JUST VERY QUICKLY BEFORE WE GET TO QUESTIONS YOU HEARD A LOT OF INFORMATION THERE ARE A LOT OF SUBSTANCE. THAT I’M SURE WILL REQUIRE SOME FOLLOW-UP, BUT I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT CAME UP YESTERDAY A COUPLE DIFFERENT TIMES. THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD BANKS AT THIS TIME WE’RE UP ABOUT A 154% IN TERMS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION OF OUR FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES ALL OVER THE STATE OF INDIANA TO ABOUT 450,000. MEALS FOOD IS BEING JUST LAST WEEK. JUST TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE ALL OVER THE STATE. WHEN I SAY ALL OVER WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SMALL MEDIUM AND LARGE PANTRIES AND BANKS AND THE GUARDS BEEN VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING GOING TO CONNECT DOTS ALL OVER THE STATE OF INDIANA, BUT JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE PERSPECTIVE. FOOD BANK UP IN NORTHERN INDIANA IN SOUTH BEND. THANKS TO MARIO AND HIS TEAM. YOU KNOW THEIR PACK AND 5,000 BOXES EACH WEEK 2000 BAGS AND GETTING THOSE OUT TO POUR IN MARSHALL SCHOOL ELKHART, STARK AND SAINT JOE COUNTIES SO A BIG BIG REACH THERE. AND FOOD FINDERS FOOD BANK THANKS TO KATIE AND HER WHOLE TEAM. UP THAT WAY THEY’RE DOING AMAZING WHEN PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY COMING IN SAYING I JUST PAID FOR MY LAST MEAL AND WHAT’S NEXT. AND AGAIN THIS IS. ON A SCALE LIKE WE’VE JUST NEVER BEFORE NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE FROM IN THE STATE OF INDIANA IN MUNCIE THEY GOT THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF THE CENTRAL INDIANA SO AGAIN NOT JUST MUNCIE BUT THANKS TO TIM AND