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The Floyd County Commissioners recommend close adherence to Governor Holcomb’s May 1 directive regarding the state’s plans for reopening. This includes targeting June 14 to formally re-open government buildings.

Floyd County Solid Waste/Recycling Sites to Open 

Upon review and in close adherence to Governor Holcomb’s May 1 directive regarding the state’s plans for reopening; Floyd County Commissioners in consultation with Tom Harris, MD, Floyd County Health Officer will reopen Floyd County Solid Waste/Recycling limited sites.

Floyd County Solid Waste/Recycling Grantline Road site will re-open starting Wednesday, May 6th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Regular hours are listed below:

  • Tuesday – Friday:  9:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Floyd County Solid Waste/Recycling Galena site will re-open starting Wednesday May 13th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

  • Floyd County Solid Waste is making preparations for the expected increase in traffic and amount of recycling with extra dumpsters.
  • Floyd County Solid Waste employees will be there to assist those who need assistance.
  • Road signage, traffic queuing and CDC social distancing and guidelines will be enforced.
  • Close adherence to Governor Holcomb’s May 1 directive regarding the state’s plans for reopening.

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Public Service Announcement - Baptist Health Floyd Community from Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health in New Albany

March 31 2020

As the Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Floyd, a practicing Nephrologist in the community, and as a resident of New Albany, I felt it necessary to update our local community about where we stand in this uncharted healthcare landscape. I will try to keep this as straightforward as possible.

The main impetus for this announcement is the concern that both Tom Harris, MD, the Floyd County Health Officer, and I have about our community not having fully embraced the “Shelter at Home/In Place” order given by our Governor and the Indiana State Health Department. Based on our numbers, Floyd County has become somewhat of a “hotspot” for the virus. Part of this is because we have been able to test more than other counties around because of our access to the Indiana State Department of Health labs and our strategic partnership with U of L Research labs.

Click here to read the full article on the Baptist Health Website

Please Stay Home if Not Essential

March 27 2020

The Floyd County Health Department is strongly encouraging citizens to follow the Governor’s instructions to limit non-essential travel and activity in our community.

First responders have not noted the expected significant reduction in traffic, although some decrease in road volume has been noted.

“We need everyone’s help,” stated Dr. Tom Harris, the Floyd County Health Officer. He urges people to avoid trips that can be postponed or are not critical. “Less people out and about translates to fewer chances to spread the illness, thus resulting in the desired flattening of the infection curve. People should ask themselves is this trip really necessary?”

If you have questions about essential activities, jobs, and businesses, please check our website: www.floydcounty.in.gov or the Governor’s website: www.in.gov/gov. You can always call the Floyd County Health Department at (812) 948-4726.

Updated Court System Information

An Update from the Floyd County Circuit and Superior Courts and Magistrate Court

March 24th

The Judges of the Floyd Circuit and Superior Courts and the Floyd County Magistrate have met and reviewed Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-08 ("Directive for Hoosiers to Stay Home"). The Courts continue to balance the need for essential court operations to take place with the need for citizens to stay home and socially distance when out of their homes. Thus, the Courts remain open for statutorily required and other critical and emergency hearings. Also, where possible, scheduled hearings will be held telephonically. The Courts are in the process of re­scheduling many cases in order to reduce the need for people to leave their houses. Parties or their attorneys will be notified by mail of the rescheduled dates and times. However, if you have a case pending with a hearing date, you must appear in Court unless otherwise informed by the Court. Also, attorneys and litigants are also asked to check the status of individual cases on mycase.in.gov or by contacting the Court before they come to City-County Building.

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Closure Mandate Per Floyd County Health Officer Effective March 23, 2020   9:00 PM

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Dr. Thomas Harris, Floyd County Health Officer, does hereby order a mandate for all non-essential retail services to close walk-in service to the public.

This includes, but may not be limited to:  automobile dealers (with exception of services), furniture stores, electronic & appliance stores (with the exception of services), cosmetic stores, personal care stores, salons & barber shops, tattoo parlors, clothing & shoe stores, jewelry stores, sporting goods stores, music shops, book stores, hobby/craft stores, florists, office supply/stationary/gift stores, libraries, fitness centers, karate schools and auctions.

Exemptions to this mandate are as follows:  auto & appliance repair services, car rentals, home & garden supply dealers, banks, credit unions & other financial services, grocery & markets, liquor stores, pharmacies, gas stations, supercenters, pet stores, and curbside & carryout food services.

All non-essential retail services shall remain closed, beginning March 23, 2020, 9:00 p.m., until further notification from the Floyd County Health Department.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  Together we will prevail.

Thomas M. Harris, MD, FACEP
Floyd County Health Officer

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