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More City Closures & Travel Update

Post Date:03/19/2020 8:00 AM

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City of Carmel
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Carmel, IN 46032


NEWS RELEASE

Date:                March 19, 2020
Contact:          Nancy Heck, (317) 571-2494
Release:          Immediate


City closes public golf course, hazardous waste disposal center;
issues clarification on travel in City; trips to donate blood are OK

City Hall


Carmel, IN – Mayor Jim Brainard ordered the closure of Brookshire Golf Club – except for those wanting to walk the course – in addition to closing the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Site on Range Line Road. Both closures were announced Thursday and additional steps may be taken to continue to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

In addition, the City released a clarification to Wednesday’s travel order and emergency declaration, to make sure our residents understand that a trip to donate blood is just as important as a trip to the grocery store, your doctor or to a job where you must be physically present.
In addition, to address some questions that have been raised, we have added the following to our emergency order:

“All persons utilizing a public trail or multi-use path, or visiting a public park, are permitted to travel to and from these facilities and to exit their vehicles in order to make use of them, provided that proper “social distancing” protocols are followed when doing so.”

“Our hope is that our residents in Carmel will use their common sense and do the right thing when it comes to making unnecessary trips that could expose them to social interactions that we are trying to prevent,” said Mayor Brainard. “We must realize that there is no greater civil liberty than the freedom to live without fear that someone you encounter might be the bearer of a virus that will take away your ability to enjoy good health and safety. We need to be diligent and take these matters seriously in order to stop the spread of this deadly virus.”

 


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