INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says President Trump has Hoosiers' best interest in mind during the coronavirus pandemic.
When answering News 18's question Monday on who has jurisdiction to open up states and lift stay at home orders, Holcomb said they're working with the Trump administration.
Holcomb said he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday. He said the same data they're looking at federally is what the state is looking at as well.
"I think the president has Hoosiers' best interest in mind. I don't think he wants to, nor do I, act prematurely in getting back to work," said Holcomb.
President Trump is expected to announce plans Tuesday to reopen the economy. The president said he has "total authority" to reopen the country despite push-back from some governors.
Holcomb also said he plans to announce possible changes to the stay-at-home order Friday. The current order is set to expire April 20.
Dr. Kris Box, the state health commissioner, said Monday that Indiana's expected surge will come in late April or early May.
The governor will again hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. We will carry that on air and online.