Lafayette Mayor reminding citizens to follow stay at home orders

The City of Lafayette and Mayor Tony Roswarski are taking measures to keep the community safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020 6:23 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 6:55 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - As Indiana enters its second week of Governor Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski is reminding the community to follow those orders.

"I think we're not doing too bad of a job, but this is our chance to really do that," said Roswarski.

The City of Lafayette is taking measures to keep the community safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 374 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 more deaths Tuesday morning.

While parks remain open, caution tape has been put up around playgrounds and multiple basketball and pickleball courts have been locked.

Roswarski: "Even though those are outdoors people can really congregate closely on those," said Roswarski.

According to Mayor Tony Roswarski, the city is trying to limit close interaction where possible.

"We really do need to do everything we can do flatten this curve and to make sure that we don't overwhelm our health care facilities," said Roswarski.

Roswarski said it's important people remain home if they feel sick.

"You know this multiplies right? One becomes two, two becomes four, four can become eight. Every exposure matters in that we try to eliminate those to the best of our ability," said Roswarski

He added that employers should be keeping employee safety a priority.

"Use protective gear if they have it. And I know that can be very difficult right now. But put barriers between employees, look at shifts, look at the allocation of work and how processes are put together."

Roswarski said times may be hard for many, but things will get better the more people cooperate.

"Let's gut it out, do our best to try to shorten this period for all of us," said Roswarski.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 36578

Reported Deaths: 2258
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