Mayor Hogsett declares 'warning' travel status for Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Mayor Joe Hogsett issued a series of "stay at home" orders including a "warning" travel status.

“As we have watched the spread of COVID-19 across our community, it is clear that every one of us has a personal obligation to do our part to combat the scourge of this virus,” said Mayor Hogsett. “These restrictions are burdensome and disruptive, but they are necessary – this crisis is real, it is here now, and through this action I am confident that we will save lives in Indianapolis.”

The travel advisory restricts travel except for emergency situations and essential functions. You can travel for things like the care of another individual, the purchase groceries or food and beverages, as well as the pick-up of prescriptions. You can also travel for volunteer service benefitting food banks, food pantries, homeless shelters, or other organizations serving vulnerable populations.

Monday’s restrictions follow the recent closure of all Marion County schools, the temporary closure of bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, movie theaters and entertainment venues, as well as gyms and fitness facilities.

Those who live and work in Indianapolis can visit the city’s resource guide, which can be viewed at Spanish speaking residents can view the Resource Guide here. if you are unable to navigate the city’s website, you can call 317-327-4MAC between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to talk to a customer service representative.