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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Mayor's Statement on COVID-19 & Additional Resources

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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.

Mayor Thallemer 


Additional Resource Links:

Center for Disease Control Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission of COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


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