This April 7, 2020 update features:

– Jim Lienhoop, Mayor – Columbus, Indiana
– Kelsey DeClue, Columbus Regional Health

Important links and phone numbers:

Essential Workforce Hotline:

CRH COVID-19 Triage Line:

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Family Service Inc
812-266-0575 for counseling/therapy services

Mayor Lienhoop discusses:

• Wearing a mask – not comfortable but necessary.
• Importance of social distancing — will make a difference on how disease impacts our community
• Limit your trips
• Don’t take down caution tape on playgrounds
• Big box retailers – practice safe distancing and safe shopping – wear mask, touch only what you’re going to buy
• Stay at home order now expires on 4/20
• Uneasy to go to church on Palm Sunday and Easter – be cautious about drive-thru services
• Chamber of Commerce resources
• Thanks to Columbus Chinese Association for donations of masks for first responders
• Fraud warning and telephone scams

Kelsey DeClue discusses:

• CRH planning for “surge” of patients
• Projections and models are showing that influx is still forthcoming and likely won’t hit our community until late April, early May
• Physical/social distancing
• Mental health resources
• THANK YOU to all healthcare and workforce professionals – both within and outside hospital and first responders – your community appreciates you