EXTENSION OF PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION
WHEREAS, in recent times, the State of Indiana, the United States of America, and our fellow nations have been challenged by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Pursuant to Indiana Code $ 10-14-3-12(a), on March 6, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-02 declaring a public health disaster emergency in Indiana attributable COVID-19. Since that time, the Governor has issued numerous other executive orders further addressing the pandemic. In line with the State of Indiana’s efforts, the purpose and intent of this order is for the City of Plymouth to extend its declaration of a local public health emergency.
NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Plymouth, it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. On March 23, 2020, I issued Executive Order 2020-05, which declared a local public health emergency in the City of Plymouth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the conditions justifying the emergency declaration have not yet abated. Thus, the local public health emergency, and all other terms of Executive Order 2020-05 and subsequent COVID-19-related orders are now extended. At this time, all City offices shall remained closed to the public for regular business. The City will continue to provide online and telephone access to public meetings using the Zoom platform. However, pursuant to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-26 and the allowance of gatherings of up to 25 people during Stag Indiana Plan, the City may gradually begin to conduct both in-person and virtual public meetings. The City intends to reopen offices to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
2. This Executive Order is effective as of 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday, May 4, 2020, and will expire seven (7) days thereafter, but its effectiveness may be extended by further action.
DATED this 4th day of May, 2020.