Mayor Winnecke says Evansville is taking Gov. Holcomb’s stay home order seriously

Mayor Winnecke says Evansville is taking Gov. Holcomb’s stay home order seriously

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke spoke Monday afternoon in front of the Civic Center.

He said Evansville is taking Governor Holcomb’s stay home order seriously, and directed people to Indiana’s website to determine if you or your business is exempt.

The Mayor says the city’s emergency order has been extended to fall in line with Governor Holcomb’s executive orders.

Gov. Holcomb ordered Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

He says city employees have already been working from home, but starting on Tuesday, he says many more will also follow suit.

Mayor Winnecke and county commissioners declare the joint emergency proclamation will end on April 7, unless otherwise extended.

As for those who might be feeling anxious during this time, the mayor says he hears those concerns.

“We’ll get through this together," Mayor Winnecke said. "We need each other now, more than ever before, whether that means staying at home, practicing social distancing when we’re out. . . making sure we’re washing our hands effectively and regularly. All those things will help us get through it. And the sooner we can flatten the curve as the health care professionals say, the better we can be as a community and the sooner our lives will get back to normal.”

The mayor also spoke about resources residents can use, including a new hotline which can help businesses with guidance on what is considered essential.

That hotline will be available starting Tuesday morning.

You can find more information on what is considered an essential business here.

You can watch Mayor Winnecke’s full press conference in the post below.

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