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Plainfield tightens COVID-19 restrictions following Governor’s guidelines

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By Lindsay Doty

The Town of Plainfield is making some changes following the guidance of Governor Holcomb to limit the local impact of COVID-19. Plainfield Town Council President Robin Brandgard, signed an executive order last week extending the local state of emergency and directing town staff to begin implementing changes to some operations. This comes after Governor Eric Holcomb announced the end of Stage 5 and implemented new restrictions based on the state’s color-coded map showing viral spread.  

 The new limitations for Plainfield operations will include:

Town facilities will be closed to “walk-in” traffic.  All visitors will be required to make an appointment to conduct business.  In-person meetings are discouraged.

The Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center will have a 250 person capacity and require members to sign-up for aerobics and aquatics classes in order to limit spaces to 25 or less.  You can sign up here: https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/inplainfield.wsc/search.html?SessionID=1b08da7b0bdeeb0d1fe848f9bd7b9af7051a762c3ccf087b59e938a25850172b69a0726dd3706ee086cac5f59d5d8daf78ab9dc4ef3e3bf99a81014f6e56630c&module=%20AR&primarycode=160007

The Parks Department is not currently allowing any new rentals.

Other recreational programming and events may be canceled or changed. 

Brandgard also signed a joint statement from the Central Indiana Council of Elected Officials (CICEO) that reinforces the need for individual actions to help stop the rise in coronavirus cases regionally. The CICEO is a consensus-building organization made up of the top elected officials in communities with more than 10,000 people in Central Indiana.

 Town leaders are working closely with the board of health and local emergency personnel to monitor the situation and coordinate preventive actions. Plainfield has begun restricting internal staff meetings to five or fewer participants and has encouraged many staff members to work from home.

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