Perry County issues ‘State of Emergency’ proclamation

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A State of Emergency proclamation was issued on Wednesday for all of Perry County, Indiana. (Image courtesy MGN Online)

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PERRY COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — A State of Emergency proclamation was issued on Wednesday for all of Perry County, Indiana.

A press release from the Director of the Perry County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) states that the proclamation was in support of the state-wide State of Emergency that was signed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

The Perry County EMA is requesting the cooperation of all the citizens of Perry County during the COVID-19 health emergency.

The release shares that public access to all County-owned buildings in Perry County has been restricted in attempt to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The State of Emergency does not currently restrict local travel or close any factories.

The release says Perry County will attempt to follow the guidance of the State and Local Health Departments and the Center for Disease Control during the COVID-19 event.

The Perry County EMA says that if the public has concerns or questions, they should contact the Perry County Emergency Management Office at (812) 547-4426, or the Perry County Health Department at (812) 547-2746.

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(This story was originally published on March 19, 2020)

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