INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed an executive order April 15 to allow pharmacy students who have successfully completed all required course work to join the fight against COVID-19.

The executive order 20-21 allows those pharmacy students to apply for a temporary license with the Professional Licensing Agency. Also under the executive order, health care providers who cannot meet in-person continuing education requirements this year can do so via distance learning.

As allowed by the federal CARES Act, the executive order permits state employees, county employees, teachers, and other public employees who have a defined contribution account to access funds without penalty if they have been affected by COVID-19.

Gov. Holcomb previously extended the deadline for property tax payments under executive order 20-05. Individuals now have until July 10, if desired, to pay their spring property tax installment that was originally due May 11. Executive order 20-21 extends the deadline for all other fees included on the property tax bill.

The executive order can be read at https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm.

More information may be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.