Indiana eligible for low-interest, federal disaster loans from SBA
Please see the attached SBA disaster assistance news release for Indiana due to the Coronavirus disaster declaration. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Indiana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on March 17, 2020.
Update on Floyd County Court Operations
Updated from the Floyd County Circuit and Superior Courts and Magistrate Court
The Judges of the Floyd Circuit and Superior Courts and the Floyd County Magistrate have received an Order from the Indiana Supreme Court on their Petition pursuant to Administrative Rule 17, which was filed in response to the emergency caused by COVID-19. A copy of the Supreme Court Order can be found by clicking here. Pursuant to the Order which gives all of the Floyd County Judges and Magistrate broad discretion on how to handle cases pending in his or her court, the Judges and Magistrate are currently evaluating all cases individually for handling. Thus, if you have a case pending with a hearing date, you must appear in Court unless otherwise notified by the Court. Attorneys and litigants are also encouraged to check the status of individual cases on mycase.in.gov and by contacting the court.
Public Notice Concerning Local Utilities
Floyd County EMA has reached out to all local utility companies regarding their policies during this 2020 COVID-19 crisis. As of today, March 18, 2020, all utility companies in our area have waived disconnections for non-payment. If you have any further questions, please reach out to your company.
- Floyds Knobs Water - 812-923-9040
- Edwardsville Water - 812-948-0900
- Silver Creek Water - 812-246-2889
- Greenville Water - 812-923-9040
- Borden Water - 812-967-2226
- American Water - 800-272-1325
- Duke - 866-236-3749
- REMC Harrison - 812-738-4115
- Spectrum - 502-357-4400
- ATT - 800-288-2020
Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts.
The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest updates on testing and cases.
CDC Recomendations on Social Gatherings
The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has issued additional information regarding and recommendations social gatherings.
Issued last night, the guidance for cancelling or postponing all events that involve more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, throughout the United States. Examples of large events and mass gatherings includes conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assembly. The directive does not apply to “the day to day operations of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses.
The objective of this plan is to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in areas already affected by the virus.
Events of any size should only be considered if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines that protect vulnerable populations, allow good hygiene, and comply with social distancing. Virtual events are not affected.
Further information is available at the CDC website www.CDC.gov or by calling the Floyd County Health Department at 812-948-4726.
Thomas M. Harris, MD, FACEP
Floyd County Health Dept.
COVID-19 Patient Press Release
The Floyd County Health Department has confirmed that a resident of Floyd County has tested positive for Covid-19. This individual is now being treated at Baptist Health Floyd. Within the last week the patient was identified to have attended the following events:
(The patient is not a student and is an adult individual.)
- Northside Christian Church, 3/8/2020, 11:30 service
- IHSAA Boys Basketball Sectionals at Seymour High School on 3/7/2020
- Color Guard Competition at Floyd Central High School on 3/7/2020
- High School wrestling match at Floyd Central High School on 3/1/2020
- Attended Caesar’s Casino of Southern Indiana on the following dates: 2/25/2020 thru 2/29/2020 and again from 3/3/2020 thru 3/7/2020 8a-4p on all days listed.
- Tri County Shrine Club, 6:00pm-10:00pm on 02/18/2020, 02/25/2020, and 03/10/2020.
If you were present at these facilities and have developed fever, cough, weakness, and diarrhea, please self-quarantine and contact your primary care provider for additional guidance.
If you do not have a primary care physician, please call the Indiana State Department of Health at: 317-233-7125 / after hours 317-233-1325
Public Health Notice
NEW ALBANY - - Effective at close of business on March 17th, the New Albany-Floyd County City-County Building will be closed to the public until further notice. This is being done to protect the citizens of Floyd County, our employees, and their families.
County government is working closely with the Floyd County Health Officer Tom Harris M.D., Building Authority, and the City of New Albany to ensure that necessary functions continue as needed, especially relating to the Criminal Justice Center and the courts.
As approved by department heads, employees in departments who can work from home will do so. To ensure that government services will continue, on a case by case basis, employees may access their offices while maintaining strict adherence to social distancing and other precautionary practices as directed by the county health officer.
Given this is a rapidly evolving health emergency, the leaders in city and county government will continue to monitor events and take further as warranted.
For the public who have specific questions regarding a particular department, please call them directly. The contact numbers are listed below.
Any further questions regarding government operations can be directed to the Floyd County Commissioners at 812.948.5466 or to the individual departments.
To further protect the public and staff we encourage you to please direct questions to the following:
Building & Development-812.948.5440
Highway & Public-812.948.4119
Soil & Water-812.945.9936
Superior Court I-812.948.5450
Superior Court II-812.948.5488
Superior Court III-812.948.5257
We appreciate your help in keeping us all healthy.
Floyd County Commissioners