Governor Holcomb issued another executive order this afternoon regarding the response to COVID-19. In accordance, we are extending the orange travel advisory for Clinton County until April 20th. Essential travel only. That means DO NOT travel unless it is for work, groceries, medicine, to pick up materials from school for distance learning, to transport children because of a custody agreement, court-ordered appearance, or to care for loved ones. If you do have to leave the house for any of these reasons, please wear a mask. Even if it’s a homemade mask, please wear something to help prevent yourself from being exposed.
If you are a business, we urge you to read the Governor’s Executive Orders. Including executive orders 20-08 and 20-18 that require the cessation of all business that is not defined as essential. The Governor has also offered further clarification on what is considered an essential business, and how essential businesses are to operate. We are keeping a close watch on our local businesses and will work with the Governor’s Enforcement Response Team to make sure the guidelines for retail businesses in the executive order are followed.
Also included in the Governor’s Executive Order are the following: All places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, playgrounds, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, movie and other theaters, concert and music halls, and country clubs or social clubs, shall be closed.
We urge you to read the content of the Governor’s Executive Order yourselves. To do so, go to IN.gov. Click on the Governor’s website and scroll down to Executive Orders.
The next two weeks are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Most of us have been at home for the last 2-3 weeks already, and we know that is starting to wear on everyone. Being isolated is not easy. We urge you to stick with us for two more weeks and let COVID-19 peak. Even if it makes life inconvenient, try your best for the next couple of weeks to reduce you and your family’s exposure.
Mayor Judith Sheets, Commissioners Steve Woods, Scott Shoemaker, and Josh Uitts