City Buildings to Reopen Beginning May 3

Most city buildings will re-open to the public beginning Monday, May 3. The city will also continue to mandate mask-wearing within city facilities to protect the public and employees. However, for members of the public who choose to continue to do business without physically coming into facilities, please feel free to contact city employees via [...]

2021-04-27T12:19:21-04:00April 27th, 2021|COVID-19, News|

Columbus Fire Department Partners with Columbus Regional Health EMS to Provide Covid-19 Vaccines

The Columbus Fire Department joins Columbus Regional Health EMS in providing COVID-19 vaccines to area residents that are unable to travel to one of Bartholomew County’s vaccination sites. On Monday,  March 22, 2021, Columbus Firefighters administered vaccinations to four individuals who had registered through the Homebound Hoosiers vaccination program. The Columbus Fire Department will continue [...]

2021-03-24T13:28:00-04:00March 24th, 2021|COVID-19, News|

CFD Firemen and EMTs Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Columbus Fire Department Paramedics and EMTs are receiving their initial dose of the the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the first wave of public safety and healthcare professionals to be offered the vaccine. Fire Chief Andy Lay said that he is grateful that the Fire Department has been provided the opportunity to receive the vaccine [...]

2020-12-22T12:31:58-05:00December 22nd, 2020|COVID-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 [...]

2020-08-13T13:54:11-04:00August 13th, 2020|COVID-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 [...]

2020-06-10T15:40:55-04:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-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 [...]

2020-03-25T16:25:54-04:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-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 [...]

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