LaGrange County Commission Extends Emergency Declaration
By: Tim Murray - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

(LAGRANGE) - The LaGrange County Commissioners extended their emergency declaration Monday morning through April 6th.

The Commissioners passed two emergency orders that will close all county buildings to the public and increase the amount of paid leave time for employees who become ill.

As of 4 PM Monday, the county buildings were closed and locked. Employees will still be working and available to the public by phone, email, or appointment.

Boards and commissions will be allowed to meet for essential business only and may meet by conference or video call. The meeting room is already restricted to ten chairs.

Commissioners Larry Miller and Terry Martin had a message for county department heads. They said if you don't have any business for the Commission, then please don't feel like you have to be at the meeting.

The Indiana State Board of Health said there were 58 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 259 in the Hoosier state. Seven people have died.


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