Johnson County extends stay-at-home order through May 1

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 11:44:08-04

GREENWOOD — As government officials try to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, Johnson County extended its stay-at-home order through May 1, officials announced Thursday.

The stay-at-home orders are mandatory, and require residents to stay in their homes except for certain permitted activities, such as essential work, taking care of others, obtaining supplies and health and safety.

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our communities and fellow citizens,” said Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers. “Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have increased to a point where maximum precaution is needed. This is a fluid situation, and we expect the rapidly shifting landscape to persist for the foreseeable future. No matter what happens, we must remember we are all in this together.”

Whiteland parks, trails and golf courses all remain open (except playground equipment).

“There are plenty of ways to get fresh air, exercise and stay healthy during this time,” Whiteland Town Manager Norm Gabehart said. “Please be safe and practice social distancing while doing so, especially if you are part of an at-risk population.”

In the Indiana State Department of Health’s daily update, Johnson County has 126 positive cases of the coronavirus.