Mayor Lloyd Winnecke gives update on coronavirus, state of emergency extended

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke answered some questions Monday afternoon about what Gov. Holcomb’s ‘stay-at-home’ order will mean for people in Evansville.

The order goes into effect Tuesday.

Winnecke says that while the Civic Center is closed, you can go here to find out what you can do online so you don’t have to come into the city.

Also Monday, Vanderburgh county commissioners met and extended the state of emergency in Evansville and Vanderburgh County for an additional 30 days. The extended state of emergency now runs through April 6th.

Commissioners also announced more closures — including enclosed shopping malls, barber shops and hair salons, nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo parlors. Commissioner Jeff Hatfield says the closures are in line with the state order issued today by Governor Holcomb.

“It’s going to be bumpy. We’re going to have highs and lows, but I do believe that we can get through this together if we practice common sense practices on how we interact with one another and practice social distancing and I just believe we can do this,” Hatfield said.

If you’re wondering whether your business is exempt from Holcomb’s order, more information can be found here. Beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m., you can call this hotline, 1-877-820-0890, to learn more about what your business needs to do under the ‘stay-at-home’ order and whether or not your business is exempt.

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(This story was originally published on March 23, 2020)

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