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RVIA: Indiana Executive Order Lists RV Businesses as Essential


The RV Industry Association is reporting that, based on the information it has received from Indiana state officials, RV manufacturing qualifies as an essential business in the state of Indiana under Gov. Eric Holcomb's March 23 Executive Order.

The intent of the Executive Order is to reduce the spread of the virus by getting as many Hoosiers as possible to stay home and work from home. The guidance encourages all businesses to consider what they can do to minimize the spread among their clients and their employees, even if they are considered essential. This includes determining their company’s minimum basic operations” and being flexible with employees, especially those most at risk.

Businesses must ensure social distancing, good hygiene and hand washing practices are taking place for employees who are on site, as well as checks being put in place to ensure sick employees are staying home, according to the order.

For the latest industry updates regarding the ongoing health crisis, visit the RV Industry Association's COVID-19 resource page.

RVIA said that while its staff is working remotely, they are all available via email and phone. Below is a list of contacts people can reach out to with any questions:

State Issues: Mike Ochs Email / (571) 665-5860 and Jay Landers Email / (571) 665-5857

Federal Issues: Chris Bornemann Email / (571) 665-5843 and Jay Landers

Executive Office: Craig Kirby Email / (571) 665-5885, James Ashurst Email / (571) 665-5881, and Kari Kaibel Email / (571) 665-5870

Membership: Bill Baker Email / (571) 665-5841 and Frydon Yaqub Email / (571) 665-5879

Communications & Press Issues: Jeremy Greene Email / (571) 665-5871 and Monika Geraci Email / (571) 665-5852

Standards & Inspections: Bruce Hopkins Email / (574) 549-9076 and Kent Perkins Email / (571) 665-5862

RV Technical Institute: Curt Hemmeler Email / (574) 549-9079 and Sharonne Lee Email / (574) 549-9070

Go RVing: Karen Redfern Email / (571) 665-5863 and Courtney Bias Email / (571) 665-5866

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