Re: Governor Holcomb Issues Stay at Home Order Good Afternoon, This morning at 11:00 A.M. (CST) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued a statement in reference to the update of the COVID-19 statistics and protocols. During this statement to Hoosiers across the state, Governor Holcomb issued a Stay at Home Order that is in effect from March 25th -April 7th, 2020. This is a crucial step in assuring that Hoosiers everywhere limit their contact with other people and drastically slow down and stop the spread of COVID-19. What does this Stay at Home Order mean to Michigan City residents? The Stay at Home Order simply limits your travel outside of the home to essential and/or necessary activities such as: traveling to work, taking care of a loved one, necessary doctor appointments and to gather necessary household supplies just to name a few. This order, although now official, is what most Michigan City residents have been doing since the middle of last week. The Stay at Home Order is to be used in conjunction with all of the other COVID-19 protocols that have been in place to include: social distancing (6 feet), frequent hand washing, using tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, and frequent cleaning of high touch areas in your home and office such as door handles, light switches, tables, and chairs. Governor Holcomb’s statement also dealt with the closure of state license branches for in-person services. Governor Holcomb has issued a 60-day extension to all driver’s license and vehicle registration expirations. This means that every Michigan City resident with an Indiana issued identification and vehicle registration will have a 60-day extension past their expiration date to get it updated. During this time, the Michigan City Police Department will NOT be issuing citations for these violations. We understand that everyone has so many more important issues to deal with and worrying about getting a ticket for an expired driver’s license or license plate shouldn’t be one of them! Lastly, Chief Campbell and everyone here at the Michigan City Police Department strongly encourage all Michigan City residents to adhere to Governor Holcomb’s Stay at Home Order and all other COVID-19 safety protocols. The time we spend fighting COVID-19 is dependent on our actions and ability to follow the general rules now! If we all continue to follow the guidelines and work through the inconveniences now, we can greatly reduce the COVID-19 spread and all get back to our normal lives as quickly as possible!
March 23rd, 2020|Local News|