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City Buildings to Close November 16 Due to COVID Increases

Due to the recent spike in COVID cases in Bartholomew County and Indiana, and our push to do everything we can locally to help the situation, most city buildings will be closed to the public beginning Monday, November 16 – through Sunday, November 29. We will revisit this decision based on what happens over the [...]

2020-11-17T14:25:22-05:00COVID-19, News|

COVID-19 Testing Site to Move to Fair Oaks Mall

On Monday, August 17, OPTUM/Logistics Health Inc. will begin operation of a COVID-19 testing site at the Fair Oaks Mall property, (FOM) in the space formerly used by the JC Penney’s store. The State of Indiana has contracted with OPTUM to run 50 COVID-19 testing sites across the state. The current site in Bartholomew County [...]

2020-08-13T13:54:11-04:00COVID-19, News|

City of Columbus Joins Statewide Mask-Up Hoosiers Campaign

On July 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the launch of a statewide effort to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks when in public places as part of the state’s continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The effort, dubbed “Mask-Up Hoosiers”, encourages local communities to join with the state [...]

2020-07-01T16:41:19-04:00COVID-19, News|

The Mask Project / El Proyecto de Tapabocas

To help promote public health in Bartholomew County, Columbus Area Arts Council has launched The Mask Project. This project is supported by a collective grant from Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Columbus Regional Health and Healthy Communities Proyecto Salud Action Team. The Mask Project is engaging local artists and designers to create custom fabric [...]

2020-06-10T15:40:55-04:00COVID-19, News|

SBA Loan Information

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce shared the following for small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19: Due to high traffic, the Small Business Administration website has crashed and is working on being back up and running soon. As a result, starting March 26, 2020 and every day after as needed, the Columbus Area [...]

2020-03-25T16:25:54-04:00COVID-19, News|

Indiana Economic Development Corporation Offers Critical Industries Hotline

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is offering a Critical Industries Hotline to field industry questions about Governor Eric J. Holcomb's Executive Order 20-08, which provides for essential and non-essential business operations, infrastructure and government functions while the state observes a stay-at-home order from March 25-April 7. The Critical Industries Hotline will open Tuesday, March 24 [...]

2020-03-23T15:46:10-04:00COVID-19, News|

March 23, 2020: Governor Holcomb Issues Stay-At-Home Order

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday, March 23 to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Executive Order 20-08: Directive for Hoosiers to Stay At Home [...]

2020-03-23T15:28:08-04:00COVID-19, News|