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Fishers mayor declares local disaster emergency, travel restrictions

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness announced a local disaster emergency on Monday, a move which includes significant restrictions on travel in the city.
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness

FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - Coronavirus-related restrictions have led Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness to announce a local disaster emergency.

It's a move which includes significant restrictions on travel in the city.

In an executive order issued Monday, travel in the city of Fishers will be prohibited except for the following:

  • Travel related to medical
  • Travel required to provide care to another for whom you’re the primary caregiver
  • Travel for mandatory work activities
  • Travel for food, groceries, medication, essential household goods, and hygiene products
  • This restriction does not impact travel related to food delivery or the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies, and food pantries.

“As more information comes available, it’s important that we continue to further reinforce the recommendations I’ve shared before,” said Fadness. “By declaring a local disaster emergency, I’m able to implement a travel advisory watch for the city of Fishers for the next seven days, the maximum limit allowed by law. I’m asking that all residents eliminate any unnecessary travel. Additionally, while I do not have specific legal authority to close the following establishments at this time, I am urging the following establishments to close until the end of the month: entertainment venues and centers; fitness facilities and gyms; and places of worship. I firmly believe it is our civic responsibility for all of us to make the right choices and make sacrifices to ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of our community.”

The Fishers coronavirus hotline is 317-595-3211. More information is available online here.