Evansville residents’ response to Shelter-at-Home Order

Coronavirus Watch Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) Wednesday was the first day of the Shelter-at-Home Order from Governor Holcomb in effect.

Essential businesses were the only places open for Hoosiers to visit. Businesses deemed essential include stores that sell groceries, hardware, pet supplies and other materials that could be beneficial with day-to-day life in quarantine.

Steve Nicholas has been attempting to find groceries and supplies that would help him while being sheltered at home.

“It’s been pretty hard. This is day four or five of me getting out and trying to find some so hopefully I have some luck today,” Nicholas said.

Marle Powell has been avoiding going out for the last few weeks, but still makes the trip to pick up necessary materials.

“In fact I just got my three month supply of medicine and shots and that’s what scares me more than anything,” Powell said.

Through all the uncertainty, Powell stays quarantined to protect those around she cares about.

“It’s lonely but you have to do what you have to do to stay safe,” Powell said.

Parking lots at several businesses were empty, drive thru lines at restaurants weren’t backed up, and vehicles filled the spaces in front of apartment complexes – demonstrating that most people who weren’t out shopping are staying in.

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(This story was originally published on March 25, 2020)

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