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.