Updates & Daily Briefings

Daily Briefing

See the City of Fishers Daily Briefing on COVID-19.

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Updates

March 31, 2020

See Mayor Fadness’ Letter to Residents regarding COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

Leaving the home for essential activities is permitted for outdoor activity to engage in outdoor activity at parks, provided that residents comply with the social distancing requirements as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, or biking. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, public access playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed. 

Social distancing requirements includes maintaining at least six-feet of social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes into the sleeve or elbow (not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands. 

March 24, 2020

See the Mayor’s Update from City Hall on COVID-19.

Blood Donations Needed!

In response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), government agencies recommend limiting social gatherings exceeding 10 people for non-essential activity. It is very important to understand, that the American Red Cross mission IS an essential service, like hospitals, grocers, pharmacies, energy and transportation infrastructure, that will remain in service as part of emergency preparedness plans. See the Blood Donation/Drive Fact Sheet for more info from the American Red Cross. 

While blood donation appointments at Fishers Parks are currently full, the need is still great. Sign up to receive an email alert as additional blood donation appointments become available.

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Versiti Blood Center is also accepting Blood Donation Appointments at their Fishers location. Sign up for an appointment.

March 16, 2020

Mayor Fadness Updates the Community on the Latest COVID-19 Response: Video Message

Fellow residents and business leaders:

The information coming from Federal and state governments have made it clear: the number one priority for you and your family is to implement social distancing. My recommendation to you is to take every action and precaution you can to distance yourself from other individuals outside of your immediate family, even if you are not symptomatic

We are taking the Governor’s directive seriously. We will be enforcing his recommendations of no gatherings of groups larger than 50 and closures of restaurants and bars. As an extension of this, all Fishers Parks and Recreation facilities and playgrounds will be closed.

For business owners and leaders, I’m imploring you to identify ways to decentralize your staff for the safety of our community. For the duration of this situation, we, as your local government, are focused on:

Public Safety

Fishers Fire and Police Departments are operating business as usual and continue to staff and provide enforcement

Food

If you are in need or food insecure, please visit our website where we have a list of those providers serving at this time

Medical Attention

Call your physician to plan for medications or other services you may need in the coming weeks. If you think you have COVID-19, please call your physician’s office BEFORE heading in. If you have a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If you are in need, please call the Coronavirus Hotline at 317-595-3211. More updates will be published when made available.

Yours in Service,

Mayor Scott Fadness

3/13/2020

HSE Schools released further information on their response to COVID-19. 

Continue monitoring their channels for the latest information, including social media, emails, text, and phone. 

More information on meal assistance during the COVID-19 closure available here.

Link to FAQs regarding HSE Schools closure can be found here.

3/12/2020

A message from HSE Schools: 

OFFICIAL MESSAGE: In light of Governor Eric Holcomb’s request to slow the spread of COVID-19, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will close for students starting Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 2. We will use a combination of eLearning and waiver days granted by Holcomb.

Students will be in school tomorrow, March 13 for a regular school day in which the teachers will prepare them for an extended time away. All buildings will close no later than 6 p.m.

We recognize how challenging this situation is for some of our families, students and staff. This decision was made after consultation with Hamilton County health officials and other Hamilton County schools.

We are finalizing plans to support our families during the closure and will communicate more information in the coming days.

Thank you for your support as we all work together to do what is best for our students, staff and families during this unprecedented health crisis.

More information can be found here: https://www.hseschools.org/services/health/covid-19-(coronavirus)-update/covid-19-updates.

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