WC closure mandate



In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) per order of Indiana Codes IC 16-20-1-24, IC 36-8-2-4 and IC 36-8-2-5, Dr Jeffrey G. Morgan, Washington County Health Officer, does hereby order a mandate for all non-essential retail services to close walk-in services to the public.

This includes, but may not be limited to:

  • Auctions
  • Automobile dealers (except for servicing vehicles)
  • Appliance Stores (except for servicing appliances)
  • Electronics Stores (except for servicing electronics)
  • Cosmetic Stores
  • Salons, Beauty/Nail & Barber Shops
  • Tattoo & Piercing Parlors
  • Clothing & Shoe Stores
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Sporting Goods
  • Music Stores
  • Book Stores
  • Hobby & Craft Stores
  • Florists
  • Libraries
  • Fitness Centers/ Gyms, playgrounds & equipment at parks/public places
  • Sports Training Facilities/Schools
  • Pet Groomers
  • Stationary & Gift Stores
  • Factories not making life-sustaining products and must be able to meet a 6 foot or more distance for all employees
  • Churches & Religious Entities

Exemptions to this mandate are as follows (while keeping 10 persons or less and a 6 foot or more distance for the public):

  • Auto, Appliance & Electronic Repair Services
  • Car Rental
  • Home/Garden Supply
  • Banks, Credit Unions & Financial Services
  • Grocery, Markets & Beverage Stores
  • Pharmacies & Medical Supply Stores
  • Gas/Diesel Fueling Stations
  • Supercenters
  • Pet Stores
  • Delivery, Carryout and Curbside Food Services
  • Agriculture
  • Emergent Medical & Dental Care
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Childcare Centers proving care for employees under these exemptions
  • Walking/hiking trails

All Non-essential retail services shall remain closed, beginning immediately, until further notification from the Washington County Health Department. All mandates and exemptions are subject to change.

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