Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer makes statement on COVID-19

(photo supplied / City of Warsaw)

The need to proactively prepare for a potential pandemic spread of the coronavirus in our community is very real.

Common sense practices including thorough washing of hands, staying home when not feeling well, and promptly seeking medical care when indicated will go along way to stopping the spread of any virus.

The decision to avoid attending or hosting an event where people gather is less clear.   Maintaining local daily routine activity and commerce is a key priority.   However, staying informed of current public health information  (CDC and Indiana Department of Health websites and other trusted resources) should guide any decision to forgo public gatherings.  At this time, the City of Warsaw will publish prominent links on our website (Warsaw.In.gov) to those resources.  We will closely follow the impact of COVID 19 in our community and make proactive decisions to prevent the spread of disease, when appropriate.

Our first responders have been trained to provide front-line care to minimize the exposure and spread of the virus.

I have been in contact with our hospital providers and have been assured they are preparing to meet the necessary challenges to respond to an outbreak.
Updates will be provided on our city website.

Please remember to practice good hygiene and avoid contact with others if you don’t feel well.