City Building closed to public

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The City Building has been closed to the public in response to the ongoing coronavirus surge.

Offices remain staffed and can be reached by phone while utility customers are asked to leave payments in the dropbox on Pike Street.

Decisions on closing other city-owned buildings will be made on a case-by-case basis, Mayor Todd Barton said on the latest episode of “Crawfordsville Connection” podcast released Monday.

Public access remains restricted at the police and fire stations.

Nearly 600 new COVID-19 cases have been added in Montgomery County since the beginning of the month, according to data from the Indiana State Department of Health. There were 44 new cases reported Monday, bringing the overall total of cases to 2,245.

More than a quarter of the county’s total coronavirus infections have occurred in the first two weeks of December.

One new death was reported on Monday for a total of 34.

Free community testing remains available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the drive-thru site on North Green Street, and Mondays and Fridays at the Montgomery County Health Department’s new temporary offices in the former Crawfordsville Family Care Building at 308 W. Market St.

Appointments and registration are required by going to scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov.

The health department moved to its new offices from the South Boulevard County Building on Monday. Staff will be working from both sites for a couple days following the move.

The office is currently closed to many services at this time. Call 765-364-6440 or visit www.montgomerycounty.in.gov/health for available online services.

Local officials urged residents to continue wearing masks, washing their hands and watching their distance as the virus spreads.

“Just do everything you can,” Barton said on the podcast. “It all adds up, it does, and if we all do those things together, we can get through this and then better days are ahead down the road.”

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