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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: or the Governor’s website: 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 or by contacting the Court before they come to City-County Building.

It continues to be ordered, in an effort to reduce exposure to COVID-19, that only named parties and defendants and their attorneys should come to court hearings. Members of the public who need to do court business or business in the Clerk's Office in the City-County Building are ordered to only come into the building to do critical emergency tasks which cannot wait until the current COVID-19 health emergency concludes, and family members and friends of litigants and of those doing court business or business in the Clerk's Office are ordered to stay home or remain outside City-County Building. People needing to do critical emergency court business or critical emergency business in the Clerk's Office should call that specific court or the Clerk's Office before coming to the City-County Building.

Any person who is sick should not enter the City-County Building, and any litigant who is sick should request a continuance.


Circuit Court (812) 948-5455
Superior Court 1 (812) 948-5450
Superior Court 2 (812) 948-5488
Superior Court 3 (812) 948-5257
Magistrate Court (812) 948-5486
Floyd County Clerk (812) 948-5411

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

New Public Health Announcement

The Floyd County Health Department has announced the need for closure of Barber Shops, Salons, Spas, Tattoo Parlors, and Nail Salons. There is a high risk of transmission with these facilities. The anticipated closure time is two weeks. However, this may change as circumstances change.

If any information is needed, please contact the Floyd County Health Department, 9812-948-4726, ext. 656. The COVID-19 Hotline number is: 812-981-7610.

Guidance on child cares remaining open/closing in light of COVID-19 pandemic

March 21, 2020

Child care is an essential service. This means that the operations of child care are necessary to continue to support the function of societal operations.

Click here for more information on Child Care Operations

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