The City of Elkhart has announced that City Hall is closed until Monday due to two employees testing positive for the coronavirus.
(You can read the release from the city below.)
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, following the return of two positive results for the COVID-19 virus within staff at City Hall, Mayor Roberson and his leadership team have taken the proactive step to close City Hall for a deep cleaning the remainder of Thursday and all day Friday. City Hall plans reopen Monday morning for regular business at 8:00am.
Additionally, since these two employees attended the 2021 Budget Hearings at the Lerner Theatre on Saturday, all attendees have been sent for testing and will be working remotely until they receive their results.
Based on the proximity, PPE usage, and sanitizing that was in place, we are confident the risk of additional spread is low. However, the City of Elkhart places the health of its staff and its residents as the top priority.
“This virus is with us and we must remain vigilant. None of us are immune and we have to continue to mask up, sanitize, and take this seriously. My staff are essential to this city and their health is my top concern. Thankfully our infected staff members are mildly symptomatic and we will continue to hope and pray for their swift recovery. This is a bump in the road where we will take the necessary time to make sure everyone is healthy and get back to full force as soon as possible.” – Mayor Roberson