Governor Extends Prohibitions on Evictions, Foreclosures and Utility Disconnections

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an Executive Order on Tuesday that extends the prohibition on evictions, foreclosures, and the disconnection of utility services. 

Payment plans are encouraged to be negotiated to avoid later evictions or foreclosures.

Renters affected by COVID-19 and who are struggling to pay rent may be eligible for rental assistance.  Applications are being accepted online beginning on July 13 at 9 a.m. ET at

Utility service disconnection prohibitions are extended to Aug. 14.  Non-regulated utility companies must also extend service until Aug. 14.  Payment plans are encouraged to be negotiated between customers and companies. 

Medical professionals who retired or became inactive in the last five years, medical professionals who hold licenses in other states, and certain medical students and graduates will retain temporary licensing to practice health care duties for an additional 30 days.  These workers will be assisting with screenings, telemedicine and other basic procedures while regular licensed professionals continue working on the front lines.