City of Goshen buildings closing to the public due to COVID-19

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has issued an executive order limiting access to city buildings due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the community as of Thursday.

The mayor noted the seven-day moving average of daily positive cases of COVID-19 has increased from 50 on Oct. 30 to 262 on Nov. 7.

All City buildings will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, with the exception of the following:

  • Utility Business Office
  • Police and Courts Building, which will remain open for court hearings and trials
  • Buildings staffed or operated by the Parks & Recreation Department will be open for programming and for scheduled rentals (only those pursuant to guidelines development by the Parks Department and approved by the Mayor).

City buildings may be entered for meetings with city employees, and public meetings and hearings. 

Any visitor must wear a facial covering.

“The rising number of COVID-19 cases in Elkhart County is of concern,” Mayor Stutsman said. “The well-being of our City employees is very important to me, and it is my hope that this executive order will keep them safe so that we can continue to serve this community during these trying times. If you have any trouble getting a hold of City staff or departments needed, please feel free to call City Hall (533.8621) for assistance).”

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