By: Jase Crehan, Director of Communications, City of Muncie—
At the Advice of the Delaware County Health Department, the City of Muncie Will Be Enacting Procedures to Limit Potential Exposure to COVID-19.
At the direction of Jammie Bane, the administrator of the Delaware County Health Department, the City of Muncie will be taking precautions to help protect the health of its citizens and employees. Our goal is to limit exposure of COVID-19; these precautions, in no way, should cause concern. City Hall is open, and business is being conducted as usual.
The following precautions will be implemented immediately through the end of March.
If you are planning to come to City Hall, please call ahead as business may be able to be conducted over the phone.
If you do come to City Hall, your MUST call 765-213-6403 to enter the building, and your temperature may be taken upon entrance. A phone is available in the area between the outer and inner doors at the parking lot entrance and the Walnut Street entrance.
Please limit entering any public building, including city owned buildings; this also includes the parks department, street department, and fire stations.
Upon the advice of the Delaware County Health Department, all public meetings will still take place as normal, but it is respectfully requested that the general public please limit their attendance, and instead refer to the City of Muncie Facebook page where the city live streams meetings.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please download the IU Health app so that you can be screened remotely, you can download at this link: https://iuhealth.org/news-hub/iu-health-virtual-clinic-offers-free-coronavirus-screening
For information and questions regarding COVID-19, please refer to the“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (CDC) at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We are asking all citizens and employees who may be experiencing illness, or symptoms of COVID-19, to please stay home.
The city’s goal is to follow the recommendations of the Delaware County Health Department, and to limit any potential exposure of COVID-19. At this time the City of Muncie is assessing strategies and protocols for its employees, should the need to limit personnel, or work from home, arise. The goal of these precautions is to enable the city to continue providing services, and to protect its citizens. As such, your patience, compliance, and understanding is greatly appreciated.
St Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed
In the best interest of our citizen’s health, and after careful consideration and conversations with health professionals, the Downtown Development Partnership, the City of Muncie, and the Delaware County Health Department have decided to postpone Saturday’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Downtown Development and the City of Muncie will be reviewing the status of COVID- 19 after a few weeks and will assess a new time and date for the parade. Thank you for your patience, in these attempts to help protect the most susceptible population.