State and City Responses to COVID-19

March 31, 2020

The mayor of the city of Terre Haute has written two successive open letters to the city and has provided viewable copies of two recent executive orders issued by the governor of the state of Indiana pertinent to the COVID-19 novel corona virus outbreak.

Governor Eric Holcomb has issued two executive orders:

Executive Order 20-08

Executive Order 20-09

The first executive order directs Hoosiers to stay at home.  The executive order is 10 pages long and addresses 22 articles of information, providing details of things deemed "essential" for the purposes of combating the rampant spread of the corona virus among many other things. 

The second executive order is 3 pages long and addresses how state government is to conduct business during the shutdown and how certain time-sensitive regulatory statues are being suspended. 

See additional information at the governor's stay-at-home FAQ (frequently asked questions):

City's Response

As the nation and the state have upgraded and implemented new guidelines over the last few weeks in response to the COVID-19 threat, Mayor Duke Bennett has written two open letters to the citizens of the city of Terre Haute.  Click the following links to read the letters.

March 17, 2020 - Official Letter from Mayor Duke Bennett

March 24, 2020 - Official Letter from Mayor Duke Bennett

The first letter provides information about City Hall operations, utility disconnection suspensions, and website information for the state's Department of Health.

The second letter reinforces the governor's executive order to stay at home as well as relating some of the mayor's personal comments to the citizenry about the impact of this outbreak on our community. 

Additional agency COVID-19 website information:

Indiana State Department of Health webpage:

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention webpage:

Vigo County Health Department webpage: