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Updated Court System Information

An Update from the Floyd County Circuit and Superior Courts and Magistrate Court

March 24th

The Judges of the Floyd Circuit and Superior Courts and the Floyd County Magistrate have met and reviewed Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-08 ("Directive for Hoosiers to Stay Home"). The Courts continue to balance the need for essential court operations to take place with the need for citizens to stay home and socially distance when out of their homes. Thus, the Courts remain open for statutorily required and other critical and emergency hearings. Also, where possible, scheduled hearings will be held telephonically. The Courts are in the process of re­scheduling many cases in order to reduce the need for people to leave their houses. Parties or their attorneys will be notified by mail of the rescheduled dates and times. However, if you have a case pending with a hearing date, you must appear in Court unless otherwise informed by the Court. Also, attorneys and litigants are also asked to check the status of individual cases on or by contacting the Court before they come to City-County Building.

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Closure Mandate Per Floyd County Health Officer Effective March 23, 2020   9:00 PM

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Dr. Thomas Harris, Floyd County Health Officer, does hereby order a mandate for all non-essential retail services to close walk-in service to the public.

This includes, but may not be limited to:  automobile dealers (with exception of services), furniture stores, electronic & appliance stores (with the exception of services), cosmetic stores, personal care stores, salons & barber shops, tattoo parlors, clothing & shoe stores, jewelry stores, sporting goods stores, music shops, book stores, hobby/craft stores, florists, office supply/stationary/gift stores, libraries, fitness centers, karate schools and auctions.

Exemptions to this mandate are as follows:  auto & appliance repair services, car rentals, home & garden supply dealers, banks, credit unions & other financial services, grocery & markets, liquor stores, pharmacies, gas stations, supercenters, pet stores, and curbside & carryout food services.

All non-essential retail services shall remain closed, beginning March 23, 2020, 9:00 p.m., until further notification from the Floyd County Health Department.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  Together we will prevail.

Thomas M. Harris, MD, FACEP
Floyd County Health Officer

New Public Health Announcement

The Floyd County Health Department has announced the need for closure of Barber Shops, Salons, Spas, Tattoo Parlors, and Nail Salons. There is a high risk of transmission with these facilities. The anticipated closure time is two weeks. However, this may change as circumstances change.

If any information is needed, please contact the Floyd County Health Department, 9812-948-4726, ext. 656. The COVID-19 Hotline number is: 812-981-7610.

Guidance on child cares remaining open/closing in light of COVID-19 pandemic

March 21, 2020

Child care is an essential service. This means that the operations of child care are necessary to continue to support the function of societal operations.

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Floyd County Commissioners Declare State Of Emergency

The Floyd County Commissioners have declared an emergency for Floyd County Indiana due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. The Commissioners are working closely with Floyd County Emergency Management, Floyd County Health Officer and all county and city officials during this event.

The emergency declaration will allow Floyd county emergency services, public works, volunteers, humanitarian organizations, and private interest groups to provide emergency assistance to meet immediate human needs and essential services as it arises.

 The declaration also allows for funding and resources, on the state and federal level, vital to the recovery effort.

 The Floyd County Commissioners would like to remind all of its citizens to continue to follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations:

  • Wash your hands and avoid touching your face as much as possible
  • Practice social distancing and avoid shaking hands or close contact with others
  • Disinfect items frequently used or touched regularly. (Follow manufacturer recommendations when disinfecting electronics.)
  • Those who think they have come in contact with someone or are showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their Primary Care Provider by phone. They will give instructions on what to do.
  • Do not go to the hospital without calling and following their procedures. You risk exposing more people than necessary.

Hoarding of household goods and grocery items is not necessary. Stores are restocking shelves as quickly as possible.

 They would also remind you to remain calm. Be good neighbors. Check on the elderly and the most vulnerable population with health issues. Call and see if they need any assistance.

Community Foundation Opens Disaster Relief Fund in Response to COVID-19

Duke Energy Foundation Pledges Support 

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has announced that it is opening its Disaster Relief Fund in response to needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone can give to the fund and 100% of the donations will be used to address community needs.

Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation said, “Like you, all of us at the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana are thinking of all of the individuals, families, businesses and communities that are being impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While we still don’t know how this pandemic will impact our community in the long-term, we do know that people are starting to feel the strain today. In response, we felt it was in our community’s best interest to open our Disaster Relief Fund. Doing so allows anyone who wants to help make a tax-deductible gift that will be used to directly address the needs of our community, now and in the foreseeable future.”

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Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

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