State of emergency declared in Evansville, Vanderburgh County


VANDERBURGH CO., Ind (WEHT) The Vanderburgh County Commission voted Monday on declaring a state of emergency in conjunction with the City of Evansville due to the coronavirus.

These public locations will be closed starting Tuesday: Old National Events Plaza, Discovery Lodge at Burdette Park, Old County Courthouse, Swonder Ice Arena, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, Lloyd Pool, and Wesselwoods Nature Center.

The state of emergency expires at midnight on March 23. The declaration may be renewed in seven day increments after that.

City and county government are not shutting down. Officials say some city employees will be working remotely.

You can still access many of the city services online by clicking here. Mayor Winnecke says these actions are precautionary.

The mayor did confirm there are people in Vanderburgh County being tested for COVID-19.

The Traveling City Hall scheduled for March 28 is cancelled.

Mayor Winnecke and Commissioner Jeff Hatfield ended the session by bumping elbows, instead of shaking hands.

Right now, there are not any confirmed cases of coronavirus in our Tri-State area.

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(This story was originally published on March 16, 2020)

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