Community Information Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

As Greater Lafayette navigates the unprecendented developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are aware and closely monitoring the situation. Our first concern is the health and safety of all residents.

A Message to Our City from Mayor Tony Roswarski

Press Release March 24, 2020: Continuation of City Services during Stay at Home order

Please read this press release regarding how the City of Lafayette will provide essential services during the state’s stay at home order. The health and safety of all remains our top priority as we navigate new territory.

March 23, 2020: Governor Holcomb Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Click here for details and a link to the Executive Order.

The City of Lafayette commends the State for taking proactive measures to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We encourage you to adopt the following guidelines in your work and family environments.

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Gov. Holcomb Takes More Actions to Protect Hoosers During Public Emergencey

Executive Orders address K-12, Economy, Unemployment, Housing, BMV and more March 19, 2020

Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Additional initiatives announced March 16, 2020 in this press release

Gov. Holcomb Announces New Steps to Protect Public from COVID-19

Read the March 12, 2020 press release here

More information may be found at the ISDH website at and the CDC website at

The following text is an email sent from Mayor Roswarski to all City personnel.  This is being shared in an effort to keep all of our citizens fully informed on the precautions and necessary steps local governement is taking with employees and policy to ensure the continuation of services during the COVID-19 situation:

"With the increased apprehensions over the COVID-19 virus we want to ensure our employees we are taking precautions and making conscious efforts to monitor and address concerns as they arise. Please continue to follow reliable resources to stay current and up to date on important information, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tippecanoe County Health Department for local information. Please be sure to use sound judgment when battling sickness and illnesses, if you are sick, please stay home. Remember to practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, avoid touching your face and respect personal space of others.

At this time, we are requesting, any employee whom has traveled out of the United States in the last 3-4 weeks, please let Human Resources know the dates of travel and the destination of your trip. 

We are also requesting any employee whom has plans to travel out of the Country for spring break, please let Human Resources know dates of travel and the destination of your trip. 

Please be sure to watch for signs and symptoms of illness while traveling. If you develop symptoms, per the CDC, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath or if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please do not return to work when you are back from your trip until you have spoken with your Department Head or Human Resources.

If you suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, per the CDC you should stay home (except to receive necessary medical treatment), avoid public areas, avoid public transportation, stay away from others as much as possible, wash your hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer products that are 60% alcohol based and avoid touching your face."

You can also hear Mayor Roswarski speak on the topic of coronavirus on this radio show "Ask the Mayor" air date March 13, 2020. 

noticeInformation Regarding Community Mitigation Strategies

Press Release: Utility Billing Office Suspends Water Disconnects (March 16, 2020)

Press Release: Lafayette Housing Authority Lobby Closed, Meeting Canceled (March 13, 2020)

Press Release: Utility Billing Office Suspends In-Person Payments (March 12, 2020)

Press Release: Open Letter from Police Chief Patrick Flannelly (March 11, 2020)

Information and Guidelines

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Symptoms: Coronavirus/Cold/Flu/Allergies

Watch this informative video explaining what really happens in a pandemic. Produced by PBS.

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Support your local businesses! Click on the sign for a list of restaurants offering carryout service. Many have delivery options as well.